Sarah Agnew, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Texas and Australia
Professional Experience Summary:
- Passionate about helping clients live their best life
- 20 year’s experiencein varying settings around the globe
- Individuals – Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatric
- Families – parent(s) and child (including pre-teen, adolescent or adult children) or whole family
- Depression and Mood Issues (including suicidal ideation)
- Relationship issues – parenting, family, peer, work
- Communication issues
- Life transition/Adjustment issues
I believe that therapy is unique for each client, that we are all at our starting point, we all have our own individual experiences and history, and that we all move at our own pace. While I consider it my job to encourage, guide, challenge, and educate, I believe that the journey is owned by the individual and that they should always feel safe in the therapeutic environment and able to direct their own course of treatment.
Primarily I utilize a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) approach, however, I also make use of techniques from Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, andAcceptance and Commitment Therapy.
A Little More Detail:
What drew me to psychology in the first place was the joy I receive from helping people. Having lived all around the world with my family, I have gained perspective on the role of family, environment, and culture on an individual’s experience. Practicing in varied settings has allowed me to builda wide range of experience with a diverse population of clients.
I began working with clients in Australia in 2000 as a provisional psychologist. After completing my Doctoral Degree at Deakin University in Melbourne Australia, I gained full licensure in Australia in 2004. During my time in Australia, I worked with clients with intellectual disabilities; child victims of sexual and physical abuse along with their families; children and families in an early intervention setting; and training investigative interviews in best practice techniques for interviewing suspected child victims of abuse.
In Houston, where I have worked on two separate occasions, I worked with Child Protective Services referred clients, including children and families, the geriatric population, Employee Assistance referred clients, and completed assessments for disability assistance applicants.
In Lagos, Nigeria I worked as an elementary school counselor at an American International School.
In Anchorage, Alaska I worked with adolescent clients in a residential treatment program, performing assessments, writing reports, and conducting individual, family and group therapy.
Most recently I have spent the past few years working in a private clinic in Newfoundland, Canada. My recent work comprised a varied client population, including children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. I worked with individuals, couples, and families.
Contact me for a consultation, and take the first step towards better well-being and healing.