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Sarah McMullan, Graduate Student Intern, she/her/hers
Sarah serves South Carolina Telehealth clients exclusively.
Hi, I’m Sarah.
I am a daughter, sister, fur mom, student, and so much more. I would like to specialize in helping women, LGBTQIA+, and minorities. I would also like to enhance my skills of assisting people with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
I am naturally a very welcoming and empathetic person and I hope that shows in my therapy. I also like to add a little humor in with the hard parts of life, just to take the edge off. Empathy is a key component to any relationship and especially a therapeutic one. Connecting with people and having empathy creates a safe environment to share the most intimate details of our lives, and I do not take that for granted.
I like to use feminist theory of counseling when helping my clients. Our cultures have created standards that force people to think they should be one way in order to be a “successful” person. Using feminist theory, I can help my client break out of this box life has tried to put them in and advocate for themselves.
I also like to embrace person centered counseling because you are the expert in your life. Being said I will meet you where you are in life and do my best to help you along. In life and therapy, I want people to be able to advocate for themselves and other people like them. It is similar to the saying, “give someone a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach someone to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.”
Mental health professionals are people just like all of their clients with ups and downs and a lot of confusing details in between. In order for me to be a good counselor for my clients I need to do the same steps they take, and take care of myself. I will make that pledge to all my clients that I will take the time to give myself a little self-care so I remain healthy to help them do the same.
The cliche saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover” is one of the first things life has taught me and I have never forgotten that. With this fact I make sure to get to know people for who they really are without any preconceived notions based on superficial qualities. This belief has led me to meet so many amazing people.
I chose to become a mental health professional when I started to see a counselor myself. I really enjoyed the experience and thought I would try a few classes to see if I would like it. Now here I am in my final year of classes!
The part I love most about being a mental health professional is meeting so many amazing and interesting people. I love hearing stories about people’s lives and helping them gain insight into them, teaching them skills to make their lives better.
I am obtaining my Masters in Clinical Counseling at Charleston Southern University.