Sara Saxman, LLMSW

Sara Saxman, LLMSW Verified by GLPG
Supervised by:
Stephanie Mewes

Education

  • School:
    Michigan State University
  • Degree:
    Master of Clinical Social Work
  • Additional Certificates:

    Bachelors of Social Work with a minor in Gerontology

Languages

  • English

Life can feel like a struggle, a challenge you are merely surviving. Becoming easily overwhelmed, being stuck in a negative cycle, punishing yourself using negative self-talk, and experiencing beliefs that you do not deserve anything different. Each person has a unique story and experience. It is a privilege to hear a person’s story and to work together to cultivate a life worth living. I believe that you want your life to improve and that you are doing the best you can with the tools you have.

I am passionate about working with adults who are having difficulty coping with their own mental health symptoms and with the overwhelming demands of life. I specialize in depression, anxiety, coping skill development, boundaries work, and mindfulness. My therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Systems Theory, Narrative Approach, and a strengths-based perspective. I am a limited license Master of Clinical Social Work and have 5 years of experience working in the clinical mental health field.

My therapeutic process aims to increase mindfulness, develop positive self-care habits, build self-esteem, establish healthy personal boundaries, and generate a deeper understanding of oneself. While you have not caused all of your problems, developing awareness of how you contributed to them and improving your ability to respond effectively is a benefit of the therapeutic process. Each person experiences mental health. Be proud of yourself for making the active choice to improve yours.

You deserve a life you thrive in, and I want to support you in this process. Please give Great Lakes Psychology Group a call at (800) 693-1916 to schedule an intake appointment. I look forward to meeting you.

Accepted Insurance

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

Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (20 to 64) Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based