Sara Paules, MAC

Sara Paules, MAC

Professions: Counseling, , , Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Primary Credential: LPC-Intern - 74916
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 33434

Hi I'm Sara!

I became a therapist because I believe in the power that human connection to heal emotional pain. I have a genuine interest in working collaboratively with people to find ways to feel more empowered. My approach is genuine, compassionate, and focused on you. I work with individuals, adolescents and families to restore and rebuild their lives. My passion is helping others discover, connect with, and make sense of their most authentic selves in the therapeutic process.

I have previous experience working at a residential treatment center in Austin for severely abused and neglected adolescents where I became passionate about working with people who are overcoming major life obstacles or transitions. My special interest in working with clients revolves around the problems that arise from coming out, sex and gender identification, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, addiction, ADHD, and traumatic events. Many of my clients come to me seeking to better understand how their attachment patterns have affected their current relationships or are concerned about being a "people pleaser" in their current relationship.

I am trained in EMDR, TF-CBT and have additional training in TBRI which are all trauma based modalities in therapy. I also have worked a lot with clients on sexual and gender identity concerns including building confidence in a same-sex, heterosexual, bisexual or polyamory relationships, sexual trauma, or sexual issues around a new partner. You might also hear me ask you about how you might be physically processing therapy or life. Part of my training includes sensory integration of traumatic events. Even though therapy is typically focused on emotional healing, I also like to help challenge clients to become more mindfully aware and curious about the connection their emotional and physical selves in order to fully heal and grow.

Email or Call Sara Paules, MAC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 33434

More Info About My Practice

My fees are $100 for 50 minutes with a sliding fee scale option for those who need it. Upon request, I am happy to provide a detailed receipt for you to file with your insurance company.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am skilled with helping clients recognize and make sense of repeating patterns that may be causing distress in their lives. We all live with these behavioral patterns that we have picked up either through past relationships, attachment concerns with parents or a form of trauma. I offer guidance, support and a caring, nurturing, safe space for my clients to examine these issues more closely in order to feel more empowered in their lives.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy is an investment in yourself and those you love with the potential to transform your life and relationships. Through therapy, you can understand yourself better, improve and build deeper relationships, improve your sex life, reduce your anxiety and depression, and feel more empowered with who you are.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dsyphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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