Sara Illiano


Sara Illiano


Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Counsellor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Jessica Kepner, LCPC
Primary Credential: Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Care
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Care 1st
  • Care1st
  • Out of Network Provider
Fees: I offer a free phone consultation prior to scheduling the first appointment. We will handle all insurance billing and review your insurance benefits prior to the first appointment. I accept Out-of-Network insurance and will submit required billing paperwork for reimbursement.

I offer a Fee-for-Service option if you do not have health insurance coverage. Fees range from $95 - $150 per appointment depending on the services rendered.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


STE 200
Severna Park, Maryland 21146

My Approach to Helping

Making the decision to seek help can be challenging and is a big first step on your journey to wellness. Wellness is not an absence of problems, but it is a process that helps us become more aware and make choices for a healthy fulfilling life. If you feel overwhelmed and want help developing coping skills and self-care, you are not alone. Support is available and change is possible!

I am a strong believer of Person-Centered therapy and its three main principles: unconditional positive regard, empathetic understanding, and transparency. Rather than adopting one treatment modality for all individuals, I use an integrative approach, which combines evidence-based treatment such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Support, and Play-Oriented therapy techniques. Although I believe the client is the expert in their life, therapy is a collaborative effort between you and I. Together, we will work on identifying and meeting your wants, needs, and goals.

My experience includes working with a diverse population by facilitating both individual and group therapy to promote mental wellness. I have worked in a variety of settings and enjoy working with children, young adults, parents, and families. I appreciate your consideration and hope we will have the opportunity to work together on your journey and achieve your goals.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children (Ages 8-17), Adults, Parents, Families, Individuals Impacted by Trauma, Parent & Child Relationships

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Self-Relations Therapy

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