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  • Sarah (ˈSah-ˌrah) Ghatineh, MSW Intern

    About Me:

    I am a queer, non-binary, Middle Eastern therapist whose pronouns are they/she. I am currently a graduate student in the Clinical Master of Social Work Program at Saint Leo University and my expected graduation date is August 2022.

    My previous experience includes working with children in educational spaces, providing family-based care to asylees, immigrants, and refugees, including 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, and working with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children to develop anti-racist, child-centered, gender-affirming, and trauma-informed care for missing children. Currently I work with adolescents and adults.

    Identity Based Work:

    We can process your racial, sexual, and/or gender identities and how your understanding of yourself might have changed or grown. We can consider the ways your identities influence your day to day experiences and identify the ways you want to express yourself in the world. You may also have life experience as an immigrant or refugee and we can process how this has affected and transformed you. I speak Farsi fluently, in addition to English, and I can get by conversationally in Dari.

    My Approach:

    My practice is rooted in anti-racist, gender-affirming, and sex-positive perspectives that center on holistic empowerment and healing. I am consistently working to broaden my awareness surrounding the intersection of my privilege and impacting identities.

    I use integrative methods, utilizing existential, narrative, person-centered, and strengths-based techniques and incorporating mindfulness methods. That being said, everyone is different in their needs and their path, and I strive to individualize my approach to care and meet clients where they are. I believe clients are the experts of their own lives and hope to provide a non-judgmental and empathetic space to acknowledge the harmful impacts of oppressive systems, while helping clients uncover their authentic potential and celebrating their growth along the way. As someone who experiences and expresses their gender, ethnic, and sexual identifies differently at different times, I will hold space for clients to explore their infinite ways of being.

     My Self Care:

    I like to hike, read poetry, watch movies, hang out in used bookstores, and while I cherish my solitude, cultivate relationships with my community and family (blood and chosen).

    Session Fee:

    $50 per Session (Self Pay, no insurance)