My name is Sara Karlich and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) that has been in practice for 8 years. I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2016. I have experience working with older teens (16 and older), adults, and families. I currently specialize in the following issues: Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma and Abuse, Stress Management, Personality Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and Spiritual Issues.
On a personal level, I understand the journey you are about to take. Growing up in an abusive environment, I lived with perpetual feelings of sadness, fear, depression, and anxiety throughout my life. While most didn't know it, I covered the pain up with a smile, good grades, and hard work. I found myself oscillating between rebellion and pleasing others to feel better about myself. It wasn't until 2006, the year my parents divorced, that I realized I could not continue living in inner turmoil.
What felt like the most painful time of my life ended up being one of the most fruitful blessings. I attended my first session with a licensed professional counselor and, little by little, God began to heal my heart. I am thankful for therapists who gave me time, space, and safety as I processed the hurt I had felt for so long. Throughout the years God brought many wise therapists into my life to guide me to a place of fuller healing. I realized I had to walk through the pain in order to be set free from it. I don't profess to be completely "healed" as I believe the healing journey won't be complete on this side of Heaven. However, I do believe that it is possible to live in greater freedom every single day.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, stepdaughter, and our cat, Pumpkin. On weekends you can find us serving at our local church or outdoors enjoying God's creation.