Sarah Finch,MA, LMFT

Sarah Finch,MA, LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 139734
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free 15 minute consultation!
Nido Individual and Family Therapy will work within the “sliding scale” approach.
Sliding Scale Fees are fees for service that are adjusted depending on an individual’s income.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Irvine, California 92612

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My Approach to Helping

I am a patient, attentive human, fueled by deep curiosity and compassion ready to walk with you through whatever stage of life you are in. Through my own personal work in depth therapy, years of education, and formidable life experiences, I have learned that we are all on our own unique journey towards tending to parts of ourselves that have been mistreated or left behind due to hurtful past experiences. As a human and a provider, I have a strong passion for healing. I believe in the power of restorative relationships, that everyone possesses the ability to rewrite unhelpful life narratives, and the strength to transform their life.
Our time together will be about discovery, acceptance, and growth. It is a sacred space for you to experience someone prioritizing you through compassionate exploration and deep respect. I prioritize safety in our therapeutic space. I don’t discriminate, instead I will closely listen to your experiences with gentleness and curiosity.
I’ll celebrate you and your uniqueness. I’ll mourn alongside you for the injustices that you've faced and the times you've been silenced. I’ll help you to build insight into the emotions and conflicts beneath the symptoms that are causing difficulty in your life, in order to gain an expanded understanding of yourself, build empowerment, and make change.

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We are…

Nido providers are committed to:

Culturally Humble Care
We prioritize understanding the beliefs, backgrounds, and values of our clients — this includes their culture, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexuality, language, communication styles, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.
Additionally, each therapist makes it a part of their duty to learn from each individual client from their own personal experiences as well as outside training and education. Overall, we clinicians understand that we will never be fully competent about the evolving and dynamic nature of a patient’s experiences.

Trauma Informed Care
We hold regard for our clients’ trauma and its impact on their behavior, mental health, and ability to engage in treatment. We suspect that our clients have a trauma history and we take steps to avoid inadvertently triggering or re-traumatizing the client in treatment. This type of care involves recognizing that trauma has significant effects on people and is often under-recognized and under-reported. We respond in ways that emphasize safety, collaboration, and empowerment by providing education to clients about their trauma symptoms while helping them to feel protected in the process.

Decolonizing Therapy
We bravely and earnestly confront the multi-generational impact that colonization has on all of us. Nido providers acknowledge privileged and oppressed parts of ourselves and admit to the ways our profession has caused a great deal of harm. We take tenacious efforts to end individualistic and pathologizing Eurocentric methods of wellness–one that includes those who have been purposely excluded and historically forgotten.
In treatment, our therapists, strive to uncover and tend to the real roots of the symptoms and suffering from surviving systemic and cultural disasters.

Looking Inward
We invest in ourselves through our own self-reflection. Dedicating time and energy to often feel uncomfortable and acknowledge our own woundings and areas of need within ourselves. We take serious efforts to deepen our understanding of ourselves, remaining humble, and in continuous growth. Whether it is through our own personal therapy, mentorships, or spiritual practices, we find it important to experience what many of our clients do on the receiving end of care and learning.

Depth Oriented Therapeutic Skills
Along with acknowledging the capitalist, imperialist, cis-hetero patriarchal catastrophes our society inflicts, we use a depth and integrative approach to working with clients. We work with and beside our clients in a holistic way, addressing the many ways they can experience healing. This often means community and group support, nourishment, collaborating with other healers, creation, body work, connecting with our past and current selves, education, and beyond. This type of healing takes an investment of time, intense energy, unlearning, and learning, and can be a slow painful process of realization. Peeling the layers back is not for the rushed and the faint of heart.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


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Groups I Work With

    I work with clients who are experiencing the painful aftermath of trauma, who have faced discrimination due to their race, sexual or gender identity, body size, or abilities, who are struggling in their relationships with others or themself, and clients who desire care, growth, and a greater capacity for themself and the world around them. I use a collaborativeintegrative approach to partner with my clients. This often means, taking intentional time and care to build trust, so that you feel capable to explore together. Usually, our challenging mental health symptoms are trying to communicate something much deeper about our relationship with our past experiences. I can help us uncover what is needing to be known.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

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