Sara Tawil

Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC

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(319) 214-5844

Sara Tawil

Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC


Location

Offers video sessions

Olive Branch Therapy
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 214-5844

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Announcement icon Olive Branch Therapy is still operating at full capacity for existing and new clients through HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Video and Phone
It is common for us to experience life challenges and to seek assistance navigating these transitions. My goal as a therapist is to understand your worldview, empower and support you. However, in working together, it is important that you appreciate that we are in a collaborative relationship and that you are the expert. Our collaborative work of inner healing encompasses moving from a place of immense level of anxiety to acting and interacting from a place of true self. I value our work together to be straightforward, empathetic, and meaningful.
My specialties include history of trauma and abuse, grief, purposelessness, relationship issues and identify/cultural issues. I use an eclectic approach that includes psychodynamic, family systems and differentiation modalities to help you work through current and past relationship issues and to identify patterns that are no longer serving you.
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Marriage & Family and a Licensed Mental Health Therapist for the past 14 years. I am devoted to promoting psychological and emotional wellness. My professional experience includes working with child protection, Linn county juvenile court and community mental health settings. I provide services fluently in English and Arabic.

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AMERIGROUP
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • Iowa Total Care
  • Medica
  • Midlands Choice
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Wellmark
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Iowa / 001268
  • School: Ph.D Candidate Marriage & Family

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Northern Iowa / Mental Health Counseling

Location

Olive Branch Therapy
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 214-5844
Offers video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Arabic
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Professional Connections

I have worked collaboratively with Sara for many years and have always found her open, yet direct approach with clients to be refreshing. Sara's experience in advocating for clients effectively is one of the many strengths she brings to the mental health field. She is able to have tough conversations while balancing an approach that encourages empowerment. 

Sara is one of the warmest people you'll ever meet. Part of what makes her such an effective therapist is her intuitive approach to the art of therapy. She is creative and instinctively shapes her interventions to the person she's working with. If you're seeking an intelligent, capable, and kind counselor-- you will find that in Sara.
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Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021
Sara Tawil, MA, LMHC, NCC, Counselor in Cedar Rapids

Sara Tawil

Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC