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Sarah McClerren,


Counselors have the unique opportunity to facilitate healing and change through their relationships with others. I believe that the seeds of change are first planted through safe relationships where one can be open and honest without judgement. Creating a supportive environment for my clients to process and grow is what I love most about therapy. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of mental health issues, including mood disorders and anxiety, behavioral concerns, trauma, and relationship problems. I also have many years of experience working with high-risk populations, including individuals at risk of harm to self, children in foster care, survivors of abuse and neglect, and families impacted by poverty. Working with clients to find healing is a passion of mine, and it would be an honor and a privilege to walk with you on your journey.

In working with survivors of trauma, I often utilize a specialized treatment called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is an intensive, trauma-focused therapy, which helps to facilitate the brain’s natural healing process, and allows us to see change happen from the inside out. While EMDR has been used to treat a myriad of mental health concerns, it is most commonly associated with the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

My family and I live in Northern Virginia. When I’m not in the counseling room, you’ll find me playing Disney Princesses with my two young daughters, having coffee dates with my husband, and shopping for home decor. Originally from the DC metro area, I am passionate about serving the community and facilitating healing and growth in the lives of others.

Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#0701008462 Virginia; #LPC010706 Georgia), and co-founder of the McClerren Group. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary, and an undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary. Sarah is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor (#3991) through the NBCC, and is able to provide supervision for licensure in the state of Virginia.

Areas of Expertise


Children and