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Sarah Downer
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1
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Sarah Downer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1 (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Covington, WA 98042
Not accepting new clients
Let's Connect (253) 563-1709
Are you overwhelmed with life and struggling to manage it all? Is it all too much? Do you find yourself saying yes to things that you don't really want to do or don't have time for, but fear disappointing friends, family, colleagues. Yes, life can certainly be overwhelming, especially if you are a highly sensitive person (HSP), and are highly attuned to the needs and emotions of others. It can be incredibly difficult to over empathize with others, while still being attuned to your own needs. Is this impacting your health and sense of wellbeing? Gabor Maté labels this tension, Authenticity vs Attachment.
I am an IFS level 1 therapist, a graduate of Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry program, and EMDR trained therapist. In addition to these modalities, I also specialize in birth trauma, and utilize somatic resolution skills to assist birthing individuals to process their traumatic birth experience.
As an HSP, I enjoy working with HSPs, specifically mothers who find themselves overwhelmed with the pressures of modern day expectations of doing it all, and doing it perfectly. I am much better responding to email than phone calls. We can find a time to connect by phone if necessary prior to our initial appt.
Call or Sarah Downer now for a free 15 minute consultation - (253) 563-1709

My Practice at a Glance

Currently unable to accept new clients

Covington, WA 98042

(253) 563-1709
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD and Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (253) 563-1709

My Practice at a Glance

Currently unable to accept new clients

Covington, WA 98042

(253) 563-1709
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD and Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $165
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Optum
  • Premera
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Mental Health Evaluations for VAWA, Asylum, T-Visa, and U-Visa's are not covered by insurance. Please contact me via email for pricing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (253) 563-1709
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1
"
Mental Health Evaluations for VAWA, Asylum, T-Visa, and U-Visa's are not covered by insurance. Please contact me via email for pricing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (253) 563-1709
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Washington / LW60281210
  • In Practice for 21 Years
  • License: State of Idaho LCSW-41762 / 2023
  • License: State of Florida Telehealth TPSSW3442 / 2023
  • Attended Florida State University, Graduated 2003
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20 years experience in mental health, IFS level I trained, Compassionate Inquiry (Gabor Maté) graduate, EMDR trained, and Somatic Trauma Resolution with birthing individuals.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (253) 563-1709
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1
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20 years experience in mental health, IFS level I trained, Compassionate Inquiry (Gabor Maté) graduate, EMDR trained, and Somatic Trauma Resolution with birthing individuals.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (253) 563-1709
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • highly sensitive personality concerns
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (253) 563-1709
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1
Do these issues align with your needs? or (253) 563-1709
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Body Positivity
Cancer
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Little Person Allied
Queer Allied
Single Mother
Veterans

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Body Positivity
Cancer
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Little Person Allied
Queer Allied
Single Mother
Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • EMDR
  • Highly Sensitive Persons
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Relational
  • Safe and Sound Protocol provider
  • Trauma Focused
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I use Internal Family Systems to explore all the various parts of you. We will spend time with protective parts prior to exploring the more vulnerable parts. As the protectors gain more trust, they will be willing to allow us to work with the exiles and eventually "unburden" them. This will allow you to live from a more authentic place, now that your protectors aren't forced into extreme roles.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (253) 563-1709
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1
"
I use Internal Family Systems to explore all the various parts of you. We will spend time with protective parts prior to exploring the more vulnerable parts. As the protectors gain more trust, they will be willing to allow us to work with the exiles and eventually "unburden" them. This will allow you to live from a more authentic place, now that your protectors aren't forced into extreme roles.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (253) 563-1709
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1

Location

Primary Location

Covington, WA 98042

(253) 563-1709

Nearby Areas

Call for a free consultation now - (253) 563-1709
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1
Call for a free consultation now - (253) 563-1709
Sarah Downer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, IFS L1
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2023