Sarah Jones, PhDPre-Licensed Professional
Sarah has over 20 years of experience working in mental health, higher education, and K-12 schools. She earned a Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from the University of Georgia and has clinical experience with children, adolescents, college students, adults, and families.
Sarah approaches counseling from a constructivist perspective and values the therapeutic relationship above all else. She uses person-centered techniques to build trust and neutralize traditional relational hierarchies in clinical settings. In session, Sarah works with clients to identify and utilize their strengths as the foundation for positive change. She is skilled at identifying complex cycles and co-discovering ways clients can disrupt negative patterns while increasing positive interactions. Sarah believes that sustainable change is created within community and incorporates strategies like eco-mapping and cultural wealth inventories to assist clients as they recognize and build support systems.
Sarah is a reflective practitioner who examines her biases to strengthen her understanding of the human experience. She is an LGBTQIA +affirming counselor. Sarah is open to working with all people as they navigate expected and unexpected transitions, such as beginning a new career, relocating, and changing family structures or dynamics (divorce, adoption, empty nesting, and caregiving). Outside of Samaritan Center, Sarah is an instructor of counselor education and student affairs at Kutztown University.Back to Team Page