Substance use, Disordered Eating, Self-esteem, LGBTQIA+, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship difficulties, Codependency
Sara Stites is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals over the age of 18, couples and families.
Sara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Truett McConnell College and her Masters of Science from Brenau University in Clinical Counseling Psychology. She is a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia.
Sara has over 6 years of experience in the field of counseling and has worked in several different settings including residential treatment for dual diagnosis substance use/addiction and mental health, outpatient clinics, community organizations and correctional and forensic facilities. This wide range of settings has led to the opportunity to serve and treat many different clients, struggling with a wide variety of mental health symptoms, diagnoses, belief systems and identities. Sara utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy, while also utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), in order to meet the client where they are, assist clients in learning more about themselves, increase insight and learn skills to positively impact their lives.
Sara’s aim in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space for clients to share their experiences, challenge unhealthy thought process, learn to love self and feel comfortable enough to implement change in their lives to reach their own personal growth goals. Sara has a passion for working with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community and individuals who struggle with self-esteem, relationship with their bodies, difficulty in relationships and codependency. Sara additionally specializes in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, substance use, depression and trauma survivors.
In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time outside with her pup, hiking, yoga and reading a good book.