Sarah Ahn   

Mental Health Professionals

I am an experienced and empathic licensed social worker and psychotherapist working with children, teens, parents, adults and couples. My areas of emphasis include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, career changes/life transitions, sensory processing disorder, highly sensitive, gifted, and twice exceptional populations. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches with a focus on building an attuned, supportive, and trusting relationship with my clients. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, neuroscience, and attachment based parenting. I have over 15 years of experience in the field of coaching and counseling with a particular passion for helping children, parents, and adults who are "highly sensitive" emotionally and/or who have sensory processing challenges. I also specialize in working with adults, teens, and children with anxiety with a focus on helping clients develop a "toolkit" of coping strategies that they can use when they feel emotionally dysregulated. As a parent myself I can relate to the unique challenges associated with parenting and I focus my parent coaching on achievable and actionable steps that can create real shifts within the family dynamic. I spent the first 15 years of my working career as a marketing professional in the business world so I believe that I bring a unique blend of both cognitive as well as emotional solutions to my clients. I also enjoy working with men and women who are contemplating various life changes such as career or life transitions. My focus is on helping my clients achieve real transformations within their lives. As research has shown over 60% of the value of therapy is dependent on the strength of the therapeutic alliance between the therapist and the client. * I invite you to contact me to see if we could be a good fit for each other.

Professional Training
- Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) - Boulder, CO
- Trained in attachment-based psychodynamic therapy with children, teens, couples, and adults at InReach (formerly the Boulder Institute of Psychotherapy and Research) - Boulder, CO
- Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect - Aurora, CO
- Career and Transitions Coach at Harvard Business School - Cambridge, MA
- Career and Transitions Coach for women undergoing career and life changes - New York, NY

Education
- M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work - Northampton, MA
- M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration - Cambridge, MA
- B.S. from University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

Associations
- Member of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
- Member of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
- Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)


(303) 562-6328

Location

Boulder West
100 Arapahoe Lane
Suite 12
Boulder, CO 80302

Issues

  • Academic Underachievement
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief / Bereavement
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues

Population(s)

  • Adults (18+)
  • Children
  • Older People
  • Teenagers
  • Tweens
  • Young Adults

Religious Orientation

  • Christian

Treatment Approaches

  • Attachment Based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family/Marital
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused

Sexuality

  • Gay
  • Straight

Languages

  • English

Services Offered

  • Couples
  • Individual

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Checks

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