Sara Hotrum, LMSW

Sara Hotrum, LMSW Verified by GLPG


  • School:
    Western Michigan University
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work


  • English

I'm so glad you are here! Reaching out for help is one of the hardest things to do and trusting a complete stranger can be even harder. I am here to hold a safe place of support for you to move through your journey in a way that is authentic to you. 

My experience includes working with adolescents, teens, and adults, who have significant mental illness, substance use issues, chronic pain/illnesses, are pregnant or postpartum, and/or have experienced trauma, loss, or rejection. I have a particular interest in working with people in the LGBTQIA+ community and have received an LBGTQ+-Affirming Practices Certification from OutFront. I also continuously attend training to learn more about my biases and how to help those with less privilege through a journey that often has more obstacles than mine did. 

I have an eclectic approach and generally find that people just want a safe place to talk with a person who can use their story to guide them to new growth. My methods of guidance include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Strengths-Based Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, among others. My methods are customized to fit the needs of the person. Whatever topics we cover will be up to you.

I invite you to contact me if what I describe sounds like what you are looking for. I am currently only meeting by telehealth but anticipate that will change in the near future. I also offer some evening and weekend availability. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you make the changes you wish to make. 

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • BCBS Medicare
  • BCN
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Cofinity
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • Addiction
  • ADHD (Adults)
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postpartum / Perinatal
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • EFT/ Tapping
  • EMDR
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused