Sara Dungan, MEd, ALC, NCC
Sara Dungan, MEd, ALC, NCC
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist|
|License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision|
|Primary Credential: ALC|
Billing and Insurance
I do not work with insurance companies
Fees: $90 individual session (50 minutes)
$110 couple session (75 minutes)
$130 coparenting session ($65/coparent) (75 minutes)
Free initial 20 minute consultation offered as well.
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As a counselor, I welcome any opportunity to facilitate both recovery from trauma and rediscovery of hope for my clients. I am committed to supporting people of all ages in difficult seasons of transition, and am particularly passionate about guiding families through the disappointment and pain of divorce. I have over 60 hours of divorce mediation training and enjoy helping coparents learn the art of coparenting. I have training in play therapy and grief support. My philosophy of counseling is profoundly shaped by my personal faith in Christ, but I always defer to the client to determine the role of spirituality. Whatever the plan we decide, the goal is the same: empowering lives, strengthening families and rediscovering hope.
Email or Call Sara Dungan, MEd, ALC, NCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 33387
More Info About My Practice
I am an Associate Licensed Counselor, a Certified Parenting Coordinator, a Divorce and Family Mediator as well as a Co-Parenting Counselor and Trainer. My passion is helping families of divorce learn how to come to the table and work out their differences as well as find ways to redesign their family. The divorce process seems to breed bitterness and selfishness and the children become the biggest losers. I want to assist families in learning how to discuss, negotiate and compromise in their differences rather than end up in court fighting about them each time an argument arises. This only ends up hurting the children. Talking about what each parent is thinking and putting the child first seems to help parents redirect their hurts and efforts to think in the best interest of the child. I also desire to help blended families learn to establish their new patterns of relating with each other as they build a family together.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
I believe there are a few important factors in choosing a therapist. First, I would ask your therapist how much therapy they have received, because I believe a good therapist should believe in the service they provide. I went into this field because counseling has challenged me and help me grow beyond what I was capable of doing on my own. I owe a lot to the counselors and mentors I have had along my own journey. Secondly, it is important to me for my counselor to have a similar belief system as myself as well as an authenticity. I want to feel that the counselor is qualified but also a real person. Finally, I believe there needs to be some chemistry with the counselor and the client in that you should feel comfortable sharing what you want to share and you should feel respected and valued. I believe clients should mostly enjoy seeing this person, because you know this person genuinely cares for you even though sometimes he or she may challenge you, you believe it is for your own good.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Coparenting Couples, Blended families, Families adjusting to divorce, couples considering divorce, married couples, couples with parenting issues
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