Supervised by Jenny Wang, LPC-S
Get to know Sarah
Sarah Wong works out of our Frisco location and is licensed in both Texas and Illinois. She has experience working with cases of depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and personality disorders in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin. She then went on to work in college ministry with InterVarsity at multiple universities and colleges across Texas and Arkansas. During this time Sarah made many, new cross-cultural connections while meeting students from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, forming her interest in cultural adjustment and identity development. With her background in college ministry, Sarah developed a special heart for young adults because emerging adulthood is a unique time of transition, uncertainty and potential. Sarah believes that one’s identity is forever forming and reforming as new experiences in life lead to new meaning in one’s story.
In pursuit of her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wheaton College, Sarah relocated to the Chicago area. She lived there for three years upon returning to her home state of Texas. Deep down, Sarah always knew that she would return to serve as an Asian-American therapist and to be available for other people of color who are seeking healing.
Sarah enters into the counseling space with a person-centered approach and meets the client with empathy and understanding. She believes that the counseling relationship is one that serves as a vessel for the client to safely explore their emotions, thoughts and relationships. Sarah is also solution-focused in her approach, meaning that practical skills, tools and plans are sometimes necessary to encourage healing and change.
Some of Sarah’s personal interests include drawing, painting, singing, bouldering and caring for her houseplants. She is a textbook introvert and Enneagram 9. When asked what her dream job would be growing up, she would respond “to work in a cubicle so I wouldn’t have to talk to people.” The irony! It turns out, she does cherish forming new relationships but just not in loud, over-stimulating environments.