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Sara Collins, LMFT

Sara specializes in working with couples and individuals who are dealing with relationship issues and grief and loss. She understands the value of a strong, fulfilling relationship. If you are struggling with frustrating communication patterns, infidelity, intimacy differences, parenting conflicts, or even a broken heart, Sara would love to work with you and your loved ones. From the challenges of an early stage relationship to the complexities of a long-term marriage, Sara offers proven techniques to support you as you work through your personal situation. You may be hesitant or in distress when you decide to seek counseling - Sara makes the process as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Sara is a Founding Partner at The EFT Clinic and was honored in 2018 to receive The Best of Murray Award for family therapy.

A note from Sara:

To help you productively manage conflicts, you will be given methods to manage problems and gridlocked issues while building trust and connection. We will work together to help you appreciate your relationship's strengths and to gently navigate through its vulnerabilities. Whether you are seeking relationship counseling because of common issues, such as frustration or communication struggles to more uncommon concerns, I am here to help. I believe that love is a verb and it is a skill that can be cultivated.

Because working with couples is one of my professional passions, I'd like to share with you a little about my professional experience. I have extensive training and knowledge to support you as you develop the relationship you crave. I have received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and am currently working toward certification in EFT. I am also a Level 3 advanced Gottman therapist. I have received advanced training in The Developmental Model of Couple Therapy with Drs. Bader and Pearson of The Couples Institute in California. Known worldwide for their pioneering work in couples therapy, they speak at major conferences and conduct training throughout the world. While living in California, I was fortunate to have trained with Dr. Dan Wile in Collaborative Couple Therapy. Dr. Gottman referred to Dr. Wile as the "greatest living marital therapist."

The work we do in therapy can feel overwhelming, yet it is also empowering! The benefits of couples therapy can be truly felt as you apply new knowledge and tools to shatter the ineffective patterns and build better patterns. I believe that the quality of our relationships can determine the quality of our lives.

I hope you can see my dedication to the field of couples therapy and I hope you experience the benefits of our work together as your relationship develops and evolves.

 

Counseling Focus:

  • Couple, Family, Adolescent and Individual Psychotherapy

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Communication and Listening Skills

  • Art Therapy

  • Marriage and Relationship Counseling 

  • Desire and Intimacy Differences

  • Grief and Loss Support – Group and Individual

  • Mindfulness

  • Stress Management 

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Self-Esteem and Self Worth 

Credentials:

  • Utah Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 9363263-3902 

  • California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 48339) 

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC 1531) 

  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP 36531) 

  • Level 3 Gottman Couples Therapist

  • Masters Degree Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Advanced Training with The Couples Institute: The Developmental Model of Couple Therapy

  • Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy 

  • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist 

  • Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator 

  • Behavior Intervention Case Manager (BICM) 

  • California Problem Gambling Treatment Service Program (CPGTSP) 

  • Intensive Training in Gestalt Play Therapy 

  • Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

  • Clinical Member of the Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

  • Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

  • Clinical Member of the Association for Play Therapy 

  • Northern Utah Emotionally Focused Therapy Community 

  • International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy 

  • Associate Member of the American Psychological Association 

  • Member of the National Association of School Psychologists

  • Received the Best of Murray Award for Family Therapy 2018