Sarah Barnes (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing therapeutic services for neurodivergent and neurotypical children, adolescents, and young adults, and their loved ones. Her clinical experience has focused on supporting the Autistic Community, the LGBTQIA+ Community, and individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, parent/caregiver stress, attachment concerns, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Her priorities in the therapeutic setting are to create a safe, accepting, and compassionate space for her clients and their loved ones.
Sarah uses a person centered approached to empower individuals to navigate challenges, identify their goals, and reach their full potential. Sarah’s clinical experience began working in a center for neurodivergent individuals, and she incorporates elements of the arts and play into her therapeutic practice. In individual, group, and family therapy and in parent/caregiver coaching, Sarah utilizes elements of supportive therapy, play therapy, Floortime, AutPlay Therapy, Circle of Security Parenting (COSP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing music and participating in community theatre.
Sarah has a Master of Social Work in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McDaniel College.