Sara Markham

Sara Markham

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT license - 44713
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5743 Corsa Ave., Suite 103
Westlake Village, California 91361

My Approach to Helping

Have you been feeling stress, doubt, and worries in your relationships and work? You may have been suffering for a long time and have tried to find relief not getting the results you want. You may be hesitant to seek help or doubt there is a way to feel better. Through my years of experience I have seen countless clients move through suffering to having more hope for the future, a more fulfilling life, and feeling joy in their relationships. Working together as a team, we find new ways of thinking and you will see yourself in a different light.

More Info About My Practice

I am here to understand each client and connect genuinely to their experience. I have seen numerous clients in emotional pain come to greater clarity and peace of mind. Through using Client-Centered approaches and Psychodynamic Therapy, we find new ways of thinking and you see change is possible!

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

I am a counselor for teenagers, so if you have seen your child struggling with school pressures, their peers, feeling like they don't fit in, and have seen changes in their daily life, my countless experiences have shown support and active interventions can bring back their confidence and enjoyment.We live our lives in relationships with others which can cause stress, frustration, and pain so much of my work focuses on the self in relationship with others and becoming more clear about what one wants in their life and relationships. I have seen clients come from suffering in their daily lives and relationships to becoming stronger and feeling connected to others. I have seen people feel the changes in their lives and experience their lives very differently. Transformation is possible.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to get clients to experience the joy, comfort, and quality relationships they want. They may feel frustrated that methods they have tried before haven't worked, but through my experience, it is possible. Through genuinely connecting to my clients I have seen them turn around and start to believe that they could have it differently. I help clients see that this IS possible!

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love seeing the transformation in clients that go from suffering to feeling joy and fulfillment in their relationships, work, and daily lives. I am most passionate of seeing clients overcome feelings of loss and struggle to feeling self-confident and fulfilled.

My Role as a Therapist

I work collaboratively with my clients to help them see there is a different way of feeling and looking at their lives than what they are used to. I help them see that they can make subtle changes that can transform their view of their relationships.

My Therapy Focus

With my clients, we come up with goals that the client feels confident about and work with those goals in mind, but also at the client's pace. By connecting genuinely with the client, this is done.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I would like to know that they are willing to have change in their lives. Even if they don't know what they would like or how to get there, I will help support them every step of the way.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    If you have been experiencing stress and frustration in your relationships, I have seen clients become more fulfilled and able to enjoy their relationships. I specialize in adolescents, teenagers, and adults dealing with relationship difficulties, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
    If you have been feeling unfulfilled in your relationships, I have seen countless clients become more confident and closer to their families and friends. I have seen struggling teens become stronger and more confident.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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