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Sara Burnside, LCSW

Undergraduate Education:

Dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice through Eastern New Mexico University

Graduate Education:

Master of Science in Clinical Social Work through New Mexico Highlands University

Professional Licenses:

Licensed through the state of Wyoming as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or LCSW.

Clinical Training/Certifications:

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Response Planning, Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level One Trained

Counseling Services:

Adults on a number of issues including depression, anxiety, couples therapy, substance abuse utilizing her clinical training

About Sara:

Sara Burnside strongly believes in the power of change in people’s lives and is here to come alongside and support people on their journey for whatever changes they want to make. She approaches therapy as a collaborative process with the client being the expert on themselves, while she maintains the role of supportive guide.

Sara uses a variety of therapeutic approaches with persons ages 14 and up such as dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. These modalities are evidence-based and address mental health concerns as well as substance abuse.

Sara earned a dual bachelor of science degrees in psychology and criminal justice in 2001 from Eastern New Mexico University, and her master’s in clinical social work from New Mexico Highlands University. Sara has worked as a therapist since 2016, since moving to Wyoming from New Mexico. In New Mexico, her work was focused in the areas of child abuse and sexual abuse/sexual assault advocacy. She did this work for fourteen years, and it inspired her to pursue her master’s degree in clinical social work so she could help people recover from trauma, build resiliency, and make positive changes in their lives.

Sara has received clinical training in DBT, motivational interviewing, crisis response planning, Gottman Level 1 marriage therapy, and mental health first aid.


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