Sara Illiano

LGPC

Sara Illiano

LGPC

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:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Care1st
  • Care 1st
Fees: I offer a free phone consultation prior to scheduling the first appointment. Our practice manager will handle all insurance billing and review your insurance benefits prior to the first appointment. I accept Out-of-Network insurance and will assist with submitting required billing paperwork for reimbursement.

I offer a Fee-for-Service option if you do not have health insurance coverage. Fees are $135 for the initial appointment and $95 for following appointments.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

650 RITCHIE HWY
STE 200
Severna Park, Maryland 21146

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My Approach to Helping

*Evening Appointments Available and Accepting New Clients*

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

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children and Adolescents (Ages 5-17), Young Adults, Parents, Families, and Individuals

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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