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Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Sara Egan, LSW

Licensed Social Worker and  Child and Adolescent Therapist

Are you watching your child or teen struggle to cope with difficult feelings and experiences and feeling unprepared on how to help them? Is your child or teen grieving, worried or anxious often, feels down and avoids being around others, acting out in school,  or seemingly perfect by becoming an overachiever and stressed out about failing? These are common signs that kids and teens are struggling and are needing some additional help. If you’re wanting to help them feel happy, secure, and hopeful for their future then...

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Sara Egan, LSW Child and Adolescent Grief Therapist

I’m Sara and I understand how difficult it is to worry about your child or teen who is struggling. I specialize in helping children and teenagers just like yours: those who have experienced loss, those who are feeling anxious,  those who are feeling depressed. I believe that they all have it within themselves to find joy and peace again but just need the support to get there. 

I help children and teens find confidence, happiness, and meaning by equipping them with the tools they need to understand how to overcome their own unique struggles and find their joy again.  Children and teens often feel overwhelmed by stressors and often haven't developed healthy coping skills to manage stressful experiences and difficult feelings leading them to worry, feel insecure, and even hopeless that things can be different.  For children and teens who are struggling with anxiety and depression, it can feel incredibly stressful for parents to understand how to support them. I will work with your child to help them develop healthy coping skills and provide the support and education parents need so that they can improve their relationships with their child and help their child flourish.  

Many adults do not understand how child and adolescent grief is different from adult grief.  For grieving children and teens, this often leads many children and teenagers to feel anxious, depressed, and isolated, and parents feeling unsure about how to best help them. I know that your child’s circumstances are unique, so every step we take is tailored to your child and your family.  First, we will explore your child’s grief and how it’s impacting their life. Then, we will work on developing strategies and coping mechanisms that will help them the most. Through our work together, they’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to readjust and reach developmental milestones.

I am dedicated to helping children and adolescents live their best life. 

My training means I have the expertise children and teens need and deserve when dealing with the complex emotions. But at the end of the day, you want to know that you’re working with someone who “gets” it. I get it because I'm a parent and I've experienced a significant loss as a child. I have dedicated my career to helping children and adolescents live meaningful lives enriched by their unique strengths and values. So when we work together, you won’t just get a trained therapist. You’ll get someone who truly understands what your family is going through.

Education & Experience

 Degree

  • Master in Social Work (MSW)

Licensure

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Experience/Training

  • Children and Adolescent Mental Health

  • Children and Adolescent Grief Camp Counselor 

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