TRAUMA-INFORMED PSYCHOTHERAPY

Welcome. If you are interested in learning more about psychotherapy and are considering getting started, I hope you find this site a helpful resource. Beginning therapy can feel daunting but once you have found the right person for you, it can be a life-changing experience. 

While treatment is highly individualized, I can share with you a general sense of how therapy will go. We will start with an exploration of what changes you would like to see in your life. If you have the sense that your life could be different, but you are unsure why or how, I am here to help you explore. If you are clear on what you want to work on, I will follow your lead. 

Psychotherapy works to develop emotional insight and a deeper understanding of oneself. With this clarity and depth, you can expect to develop a more solid or secure sense of who you are and internal sense of freedom. Our time spent together will improve your ability to:

  • recognize and process feelings;

  • better cope with life's difficulties; and

  • to expand your capacity for fulfilling love, work, and play.

I am privileged to have been trained in a variety of evidence-based approaches. No single therapeutic intervention is best for everyone and I take great care in using research to inform which approach may be the best for you. I welcome questions and feedback throughout our sessions, and I am happy to consult with you to see if my therapy approach would be a good match for you.

MODALITIES

  • Adults and Young Adults (Ages 16+)

  • EMDR Therapy (EMDRIA Certified)

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Sand Tray Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Stress and Trauma (PTSD)

  • Anxiety Disorders and Phobias

  • Mood Disorders and Depression

  • Career and Professional Development

  • Major Life Transitions

“THE PRIVILEGE OF A LIFETIME IS TO BECOME WHO YOU TRULY ARE."

CARL JUNG

 

ABOUT ME

MY APPROACH

I support individuals in learning how to accept and feel comfortable as they are. My passion is to work with clients who are suffering from big or small life events and help them find relief through understanding and reprocessing. 

 

The people who I work with often feel stuck, weighed down, or emotionally on edge due to a traumatic event or upsetting experiences. These experiences could have happened recently or many years ago, and they can be chronic or singular.

I am driven to this work because I find it incredibly unfair that things happen to us in life, especially in childhood, that are out of our control. Yet, these are the moments and memories that shape our life’s trajectory and our capacity to live freely.
 

I take a trauma-informed approach, meaning I have an understanding of how trauma impacts the body, brain, and spirit. This knowledge guides our work together and acknowledges the nuances of the human experience during and after trauma.

I am queer and racial justice allied. I take a person-in-environment perspective. In other words, I consider how the environment, society, and culture influences personal development and well-being. I find it crucial to examine the impact of racism, sexism, and heteronormativity on our mental and physical health.

Some clients prefer weekly therapy while others want to work intensively. Clients who work with me appreciate my warm, open and accepting approach. 

EXPERIENCE

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York (#089561) and Colorado (CSW.09926638). I am available to see clients in my Denver office or via telehealth.

 

I am the Clinical Director of Create Outcomes Psychological Services. I provide clinical supervision and EMDR consultation for therapists. I am a student of the Adult Psychodynamic Training Program at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis.

 

In the past, I worked as a therapist for children and adults who experienced sexual abuse, sexual assault, physical abuse, and/or domestic violence at a community agency. I have experience as a mental health and addiction recovery coach.

In addition to being a clinician, I have worked in research positions, assisting with federally-funded studies. I collected data at Stony Brook University investigating severe mental health conditions and at the University of Rochester on the impact of childhood abuse and neglect on adult functioning.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from SUNY Geneseo and a Master of Social Work degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College located in New York, NY.  

 

I specialized in clinical studies and completed the Child and Adolescent Trauma Program, funded by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). During this time, I was trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I pursued EMDR training in January 2018 with Roxanne Grobbel.

 

CONTACT ME

Sarah Freeze, LCSW

PHONE

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ADDRESS

1221 S Clarkson St, Suite 206

Denver, CO 80210