Sarah Boone, MS, LGPC, NCC

Associate
Maryland License #LGP6488
National Certified Counselor #348967
Phone: 301-960-1198 ext. 708

Sarah-BooneI am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. I consider myself to be a vibrant, empathic and creative therapist who believes that exploring one’s story in a connected, safe space is vital to the processes of healing and growth. I have helped to create this type of space in working with individuals, groups and families.

One of the hallmarks of my work is my ability to help clients integrate what I believe is central to the human experience—the emotional dichotomy of experiencing joy and sadness. In fact, I believe that embracing this process can lead to a greater sense of freedom and peace. Exploring the connection between an individual’s mind, body and spirit is also integral to my work. To that end, I have specialized training to integrate spirituality with psychotherapy. As I strive to partner with my clients, I utilize tools from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Adlerian psychodynamic perspectives, Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

I consider it a privilege to work with individuals and families that have had experiences of grief and loss. In addition, I am very passionate about issues related to body-image, self-esteem, personal identity, work-life balance, motherhood, self-awareness and relationships. I have had specific experience working with clients who struggle with their relationship with food.

Education

MS, Mental Health Counseling/Pastoral Counseling, Loyola University Maryland, 2014

BA, History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

Memberships

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Experience

Sarah has practiced as a counselor in multiple therapeutic settings. She has provided individual, family, and group therapy to clients in a diverse, community-based program. In addition, she worked in both day treatment and out-patient programs for eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder. Sarah had the opportunity to work collaboratively with nutritionists, psychiatrists and other team members and provided both individual and group therapy, including meal support groups and weekly multi-family group therapy. At Lotus Point Wellness, Sarah has successfully run grief and loss groups, including workshops, in partnership with yoga instructor, Lauren Schulz, to provide an integrative experience for individuals who have experienced losses. Clients have reported that their group experience with Sarah has been transformational.

Sarah has had extensive volunteer roles with the organization Girls on the Run and also with her church. Prior to pursuing a career in counseling, Sarah spent 10 years doing fundraising and development work in private schools. Sarah is married and has three young children.