As a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Sarah Silveus has a passion for working with adolescents, adult individuals, couples and families. Sarah is well versed in treating individuals with a multitude of concerns. These include but are not limited to Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), anxiety, depression, trauma, traumatic experiences, self-harm, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, emotional and physical abuse, LGBTQI+, identity concerns, relationship concerns, family issues, behavioral concerns, life transition, separation/divorce, mood regulation, social skills, self-image, anger/impulse control, domestic violence and assault, self-esteem, co-occurring disorders, substance use, attachment issues and multicultural issues.
Sarah is a supportive and engaged clinician who strives to make the counseling process not only warm and nurturing but also highly effective. You can trust Sarah to help you navigate even the most challenging situations.
Sarah earned her Master of Science in Counseling at the CACREP Accredited University of North Texas Counseling Program, with an emphasis in adolescent and college populations, and is on track to complete her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education from Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX in August 2022.
Sarah is trained in the Gottman method for couples, an evidence-based method based on decades of relationship research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Through this modality, couples learn to become better friends, manage conflict, and create ways to support each other's hopes for the future.
Sarah utilizes a strengths-based, collaborative approach in her counseling sessions. She believes in the importance of creating a safe, nonjudgmental space in the counseling room, and strives to actively engage her clients in the counseling process to ensure personally tailored care. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques to both establish active coping skills and explore deeper, underlying concerns. Sarah also utilizes evidence based modalities such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Attachment-based and Strength-Based approaches.
As an LPC-Associate, Sarah is currently pursuing the 3,000 hours required for full LPC licensure in the State ofTexas. She is working under the supervision of Blank Slate Therapy clinician Megan Shelton, LPC-Supervisor. Sarah is accepting new clients, with day, evening and Saturday appointments available. She looks forward to meeting you!