Master's Level Intern
Supervised by Mark Olkowski, MA, LMFT
Get to know Sara
Sara Graham received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University and is currently completing her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Amberton University. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and young adults who are seeking counseling for issues with anxiety, OCD, phobias, depression, educational and emerging career issues, chronic illness and chronic pain, and mindfulness. A considerable amount of Sara’s background has been mentoring, teaching, or advising, and she is ready to help you or your loved ones along the journey to a healthier mind and life.
Sara is a Texas native who grew up in the suburbs of North Dallas. Besides a brief 4 years away to West Texas, Sara calls DFW home, especially with several family members living nearby. Although she had enjoyed the topic of psychology when she attended college, therapy was not the first thing she considered when deciding on a career. However, after transferring to Abilene Christian University, Sara truly fell in love with psychology and with people. After a brief break from school to get married to her husband, she returned to her education and training in professional counseling.
Throughout the years Sara has continued to have a passion for children, teens, and young adults, and has experience mentoring young girls. Building on her background in academic and career advising in higher education, she now specializes in working with high school and college students, especially those experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, and OCD.
Sara initially started her journey working and volunteering with the children’s group at her local church, which afforded her many opportunities, including being a children’s ministry intern in her early college years, and volunteering as a life group and Bible study leader. She has also worked as a Big Sister for a local para ministry organization that mentors middle school to high school young women.
During her pre-teens, Sara suffered a loss which caused her to seek counseling, and she has continued to marvel at and attribute gratitude to that experience, for it has helped her become who she is today. Due to this experience, Sara has a deep desire to help others – specifically teens and young adults – to feel that they are not alone, and to know that help is available. Sara’s therapeutic approach is largely influenced by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; however, she strongly believes that the client-therapist relationship is the pinnacle to a successful therapeutic experience.
While Sara has a deep love for others and the mind, another great love of hers is dance, as well as the arts in general. She has previously been a dance instructor and danced professionally at the collegiate level. On occasion you will find her taking a contemporary, jazz, or ballet class down in Dallas. At present, Sara resides with her husband and their dog Lacy in the North Dallas area.