Sarah Blake, LCSW

Sarah Blake, LCSW

Professions: Mental Health Counseling, , , Clinical Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Certified Social Worker - 12682
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 13170
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Office 1
10632 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 100
Columbia, Maryland 21044 - United States
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Every individual is unique, and thus, my treatment of each individual, couple and family is going to be a little bit different. I draw from a number of complimentary techniques to determine the very best approach for each person and their particular need. I try to facilitate a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, where we can work together to set the goals for treatment and then walk the path it takes to reach those goals.

I do not believe that each person will be a perfect match with every therapist, so I believe strongly in therapist shopping. I encourage people to come and evaluate me. Ask questions. Make sure that working with me or anyone in my office is a good fit for them. If it is not, I will work with them to find someone who is the right fit. It is so important that no one walks away with the idea that therapy is a negative experience. Therapy is one of the best gifts anyone can give themselves. Where else can you come and focus on yourself for an hour? However, the right fit is just as important as finally getting up the courage to make that first call. I will make sure that if I am not it, you leave with a connection to someone who is.

Email or Call Sarah Blake, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13170

More Info About My Practice

At Blake Psychotherapy, we are not currently taking any insurance plans. However, we will provide you with all the information to know how to check your insurance benefits to get all the information you need to understand exactly what your insurance company will reimburse you. In addition, we will provide you with a receipt that has everything on it you will need for reimbursement.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Absolutely. There are lots of things that help to make up a good therapist. A god given talent is one of them. Excellent training is another. Learning from your own experiences is a third. You are not coming to therapy to hear about my experiences, but I will tell you this: the things that have happened in my life have molded me into who I am today. The great things and the horrible things. I can now look back and understand why bad things happened to this person...I could not be the kind of therapist I am, if I did not have life experiences. While I may not understand completely how you feel or what you are going through (you have to explain it to me, so I can really walk a mile in your shoes), I do understand what it feels like to have struggles, to suffer, to work through them, and to eventually come through the other side. It gives me the hope necessary to know that each person who walks through the doors of my office can do it too.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

The length of therapy is different for each person. In general, people who come to see myself or anyone else in my office, start out at once a week. We evaluate where they are at and what they need to determine the course of treatment. Our ultimate job is to get to the place where we are no longer needed. Sometimes that is after a very short period of time 6-10 sessions. Sometimes it is after a number of years of coming 2x a week. It really depends. In general, I start with a person on a weekly schedule and stay there for how ever long that is needed. As things improve, we will step back to every other week and so on, until we decide together that it is time to end treatment. Sometimes I think it is time to end sooner than the person coming to see me feels ready. If this is the case and they wish to keep coming, then they keep coming until they are ready. Sometimes they feel ready first. We will talk this through and come up with a plan that works. However, coming here is voluntary and anyone can end treatment at any time!!

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    My focus throughout my career has been on eating disorders, trauma, and other women's issues. Having worked in this field for over 17 years I have found that underneath that specialty falls every other problem out there, so I have worked with a wide variety of issues.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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