Sarah Shah, M.S., LPC-Associate (she/her)
Supervised by Martha Pasiminio, LPC-S
Come as you are! Your unique background and story is important to me.
You may be tired of being mean to yourself, exhausted from spiraling with anxious thoughts, you may want to feel connected to your partner, family, or even yourself again. It may not seem like it right now – but I want you to know that you have so much strength and courage for even having these thoughts. You are resilient, and I am here to walk with you as you rediscover that part of yourself. I believe that every individual has the ability to achieve their goals and be the best version of themselves – including you. My goal is to create a safe, empathetic, nonjudgmental space for your healing process.
I support individuals and couples navigating unhappy or toxic relationships with their partners, family, friends, or themselves. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, parents, and families break free of their anxieties and insecurities to live more confident, connected lives. I work with individuals and families from various faith and non-faith backgrounds. It is important to me to meet my clients where they are in their unique journeys and accept them fully as they are.
I identify as a Pakistani-American (Texan 😁) Muslim Woman of Color and have learned to take great strength from my bicultural identity. My own identity journey has taught me to be proud of the parts of myself society may try to shame me for and be fearlessly my true, authentic self! To learn more about me, follow me on Instagram @healwithsarahshah
I began my academic journey at the University of Texas at Austin, Hook ‘Em Horns! There, I had the opportunity to conduct research in both a relationship lab and a positive psychology lab. I then went on to complete my Master’s in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Texas and have since worked in non-profit, community mental health, and private practice settings. I am certified as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator and enjoy providing both parent and co-parent coaching. Through both my academic and personal experiences, I have learned that connection with your therapist is key for change and each individual is the expert on their own life.
Navigating the counseling process can feel daunting and overwhelming. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to new clients to help make the transition to begin therapy as smooth as possible. I invite you to connect with me by email, text, or phone call to ask any and all questions you may have about the therapeutic process. I am here to support you!
Areas of Expertise:
- Identity Exploration: self-worth, self-esteem, shame resilience, guilt, life transitions, first-generation concerns, immigrant concerns, minority concerns; building confidence, understanding, and integration of one’s various identities: racial, sexual, gender, spiritual, religious, ability, ethnic, national, age, SES, etc.
- Parenting: teach parents how to build and strengthen their relationship with their children using the Positive Discipline Model and with each other as a parenting team
- Relationships: (with individual, couple, or family): domestic violence, codependence, codependence recovery, sibling rivalry, divorce, family conflict, premarital counseling, communication skill building, boundaries, assertiveness, parent-teen relationship building, rebuilding trust
- Behavioral/Emotional Concerns: depression, anxiety, academic concerns, stress management, anger management, coping skills, failure to launch
- I am a culturally affirming, trauma-informed therapist!
$125 for 50-minute Individual Adult or Teen Session
$155 for 50-minute Couples, Parenting, Sibling, or Family Session
Northwest Hills Office
Teletherapy for TX residents