Sarah Pendergraft, LMSW, LCDC, RYT

Sarah Pendergraft, LMSW, LCDC, RYT

Counselor, Adults

Sarah works with adults healing from trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues, mood disorders, and impulsive behaviors. Sarah has been researching trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder since 2013 and has experience working with the following therapeutic modalities: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), talk therapy, somatic techniques, mindfulness, and meditation. Sarah believes long-term growth comes from integrating fragmented parts of the self. These parts manifest in body language, biology, core beliefs, emotions, and behavioral patterns. Sarah takes a non-judgmental approach with creativity, curiosity, and compassion to help people bring the unconscious to light and reach a place of peaceful understanding.

Professional Info

  • What is your educational background?

    The University of Texas at Austin Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors; Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance; Master of Science in Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

  • How long have you been doing counseling?

    Professionally since 2017

  • What do you love most about what you do?

    I love helping people tap into their own innate wisdom.

  • What previous jobs have you held?

    Sales clerk at a boutique; research assistant; receptionist; yoga instructor; contemporary dancer

Personal Info

  • Where are you from?

    Houston, Texas

  • What made you decide to become a therapist?

    As a dance major in college, I loved the mind-body connection through expressions of movement. I’ve always known I’ve had a passion for expression, but I did not know I wanted to be a therapist until I stumbled upon a book once at Half Price Books. I was browsing the shelves and found someone’s fill-in-the-blank self-help book they probably had forgotten they had donated. I remember this person’s words as an unedited process, a series of raw thoughts in their purest form – unaltered by the fear of judgment. That’s when I realized I wanted to be a part of helping people translate their thoughts and feelings into what feels meaningful and true to themselves, the way dance had done for me. That’s when I decided to become a therapist.

  • Hobbies

    Swing dancing, yoga, and beach volleyball!

  • Where do you want to travel?

    Austria

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