Sarah Hoffman-Hofer


Sarah Hoffman-Hofer


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 8435
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 98538


1820 S Eagle Rd
Meridian, Idaho 83642

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My Approach to Helping

I believe each person already has the strengths they need in order to succeed and obtain the life they want. My role as your therapist is to help you recognize and grow them so that you can use them effectively in your personal life and in relationships. My approach is collaborative, and your needs and goals come first for me always. My job is not to give advice, but to help you consider areas of your life that you may want to consider changing to improve the quality of your relationships. While I don't "tell you what to do", I do provide techniques and tools that will help you change those areas. I work with you to decide what differences you'd like to make and then help you achieve those goals.

More Info About My Practice

I work at Ellie Mental Health in Meridian and I am currently offering both Telehealth and in-person appointments.

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

I specialize in helping couples who are dealing with communication issues, infidelity, or phase of life problems as well as those who are seeking premarital counseling. It is wonderful to watch couples repair damaged relationships and go on to have happy, fulfilled marriages. During couples counseling, I use a variety of techniques pioneered by John Gottman and Milan and Kay Yerkovich, among others.

I am also specifically trained in treating perinatal mood disorders such as postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and postpartum OCD. These are incredibly common and there is no reason why a woman and her family should have to suffer through them alone. I offer education and tools to help clients get through it, as well as support for family members who are struggling to understand how to be helpful. I also help women explore their identity now that they're integrating it with their role as a mother.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders, as well as parents struggling with mental health issues during the pregnancy and postpartum periods. I am specially certified through Postpartum International to treat perinatal mental health issues. I also work with couples and families struggling to communicate and connect, and couples working through marital issues. Additionally, I work with clients struggling to figure out their values and priorities, and those struggling with identity issues.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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