Sarah Beth is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate and a north Alabama native. She believes that her job as a therapist is to meet each individual where they are in order to get them to where they want to be. She believes that each human seeks connection and therefore, that change is made through establishing supportive and healthy relationships. Communication and acceptance, as well as vulnerability and courage, are crucial to creating connection with one another and building relationships. Sarah Beth believes that the therapeutic join is vital for therapy to be successful and works to create a shared goal through an empathic understanding of each client’s experience. This is vital to assist each client in achieving the change they desire. Using systems theory, Sarah Beth integrates multiple models, including, but not limited to, structural family therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and experiential therapy, in an approach that best fits each individual. Sarah Beth uses mindfulness based therapy with clients as well.
Sarah Beth earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama. She is a recent graduate of Auburn University, earning her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in August of 2016. During her time at Auburn she worked on the nationally recognized Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative facilitating healthy relationship classes and workshops for couples and individuals. She also completed her master’s thesis project evaluating a Mindfulness Based Relationship Education Course Curriculum. Sarah Beth has experience working with people from all walks of life in both a community mental health setting as well as private practice setting. Sarah Beth welcomes individuals, couples, and families, including children and adolescents. She is passionate about working with people who make the brave choice to step into therapy and into healing. Sarah Beth considers it a great privilege to work with those who want to better themselves and their relationships.
Sarah Beth works under the Supervision of Tony Watkins, MA, LMFT.
“We’d like to believe that there are two kinds of people in this world – those who need help and those who offer help. The truth is that we’re both. We need to give and we need to need.”
B.S. Psychology, magna cum laude, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 2014
M.S. MFT, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 2016
Associate # A186, Alabama
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, (AAMFT), Pre-Clinical Fellow
Alabama Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, (ALAMFT), Pre-Clinical Fellow