Therapist / Sarah Shah LPC
I’m a relational therapist, meaning I believe our therapeutic relationship is the most important marker for change. Due to this, a majority of our early sessions are spent building rapport. I do a lot of active listening, reflecting back and summarizing what I’m hearing you say, and asking a ton of open-ended questions to help you introspect and build a deeper self-awareness. As our work deepens, I provide coping skills and tools as needed. We may laugh, sit with painful emotions together, and connect on parts of our shared stories — our therapeutic relationship is one of collaboration and transparency.
I am client-centered in my approach, meaning my clients guide their sessions because I truly believe they know where they need to go. Of course, I am happy to prompt and guide as needed. I believe therapy is about being, not doing. Although you may come to therapy with feelings of desperation for change, my role is to help you slow down to model a sense of grounding. After all, our wounds heal incrementally over time when we take time to tend to them, not by ignoring them or rushing the healing process.
License Number: 81599
License State: Texas
Types of insurance accepted: Other: