Sarah M Connelly

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
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Sarah M Connelly

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed

Location

Cloud Break Therapy
101 South Whiting Street
318
Alexandria, VA 22304
(571) 200-0367

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Sarah M Connelly is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Nobody comes out of childhood without trauma (no matter how beautiful their childhood was!). That's because we all can get overwhelmed beyond our capacity to cope, which means any given moment can become traumatic depending on what we think of ourselves and the other experiences we’ve had in our lives. My goal is to help clients recognize and break out of the patterns of their past so they can build the life they want! I work with adolescents and adults (ages 13+) who have trauma-related concerns (ie. relationship issues, negative self-esteem) and are ready to process through their traumas so they can move forward.
I practice EMDR, a trauma-focused therapy model that establishes that most of the mental health symptoms we experience (ie. anxiety, intrusive negative thoughts) are the result of unprocessed traumatic memories. We will build trust, skills, and goals before coming up with a plan to desensitize unprocessed memories and triggers so they no longer bother you!
Trauma & trauma reactions impact nearly every aspect of our lives. It's our natural method of protecting ourselves, but it can take away from fully experiencing joy & life. I love working with trauma because there is no memory that cannot be processed! Which means therapy can lead to a life without emotional suffering. Reach out whenever you're ready!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $185
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • GEHA
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • License: Virginia / 0904012790
  • School: Washington University in St. Louis
  • Year Graduated: 2018

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 2020027576 Missouri Board of Social Work
  • License No. and State: LC200001731 District of Columbia

Endorsements

Resident in Counseling, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, NCC, ACSMCPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Location

Cloud Break Therapy
101 South Whiting Street
318
Alexandria, VA 22304
(571) 200-0367

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Teen Violence
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Sarah M Connelly

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW