Sarah Garris, NCC

Degrees:

  • Lock Haven University, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Penn State University, BA in Integrative Arts

Practice:  I am a graduate of Lock Haven University, where I earned my Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I am currently completing my 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience, which is required to be licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) within the state of Pennsylvania.  As an unlicensed provider, SunPointe Health is unable to bill insurance for my services.  Instead, my services are offered at a low, self-pay rate.

Practicing Since: 2020

Treatment Approach/Philosophy: My theoretical orientation follows the person-centered approach to counseling, which recognizes the potential of clients to determine their own best treatment.  I believe that a collaborative effort between counselor and client will lead to the most beneficial outcome and that a strong, professional relationship, built on mutual respect between client and counselor, provides the best setting for working toward personal goals.  My approach is based on my belief that we all have the capacity to improve our own well-being and that counseling can often be a catalyst toward change.  My hope and intention are to work with you to define your counseling goals and to help you discover the best way to achieve those goals.