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Main Street Family Services
400 Jackson Avenue NW, Suite 101
Elk River, MN 55330

Sarah earned her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine’s University. She is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.

Sarah is a certified trainer for the Adverse Childhood Experiences through Minnesota Communities Caring for Children. She has extensive training and experience in child development, parenting, trauma, adoption and attachment. Sarah is able to provide DC 0-5 assessments. She believes positive relationships are key to good mental health.

She uses play therapy, sand tray therapy, and TF-CBT as her main treatment modalities. Sarah works from a strengths based perspective. She also incorporates mindfulness practice in sessions. Sarah is able to see individuals and families of any age range in office or in home.

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based and In-Home

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Infant (0-2)
Young Child (3-6)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19-25)
Adult (Adopted person)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Couples Work
Parent Coaching
Family Work
Birth/First Parent/Family Work

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Intellectual Disabilities
Childhood Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Educational Consulting (IEP/504 Assistance)
Parenting Coaching
Domestic Violence
High Conflict Families
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial / Transcultural
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Open Adoption

Treatment Modalities:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Circle of Security
DC 0-5
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Filial Play Therapy
Experiential Play Therapy
Adlerian Play Therapy


updated Spring 2021

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