Sarah Kardelen, MA, LMHC
Description of Counselor/Practice
You may be feeling that the strands of your life are unraveling and you want to make sense of it all. My private practice, Tapestry Therapy, is founded upon the belief that your life is like a tapestry, consisting of strands of stories that have been woven together to make one larger story. Our story is part of the larger tapestry of our family, race, culture, country and world. Through the work of therapy, we come to understand our stories and be empowered to decide how we will write future chapters. I utilize process therapy and Lifespan Integration, a somatic therapy, to help my clients reach the goals that they brought into therapy.
Living in Turkey for 13 years deeply impacted and formed who I am, which is a bilingual and bicultural therapist. I am also a somatic trauma therapist. I approach life and my work through an anti-oppression lens as I provide trauma informed and abuse informed care. As I work with clients of diverse cultures I am mindful of the historical, racial and inter-generational trauma that they have likely experienced.
I work to cultivate a welcoming space for us to be in. It is within this space that we can collaboratively explore your struggles. I believe that the greatest instrument of healing and change is our therapeutic relationship, which is based on empathy and radical respect. I consider it a privilege to journey with you and I invite you to reach out to me.
I also provide consultation and training on the topics of domestic violence, narcissistic abuse, and Turkish culture.
Areas of focus:
Domestic Violence & Abuse (Emotional, Physical, Sexual & Spiritual), Trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, Narcissistic Abuse, Immigrants, Refugees, Divorce, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Codependency, Spirituality and Substance Use.