Sara Paules, LPC Intern
Supervised by Sunny Lansdale, PH.D., LPC-S
I’m so glad you’re here. I became a therapist because I believe in the power that human connection to heal emotional pain. I have a genuine interest in working collaboratively with people to find ways to move forward with their lives. My approach is genuine, compassionate, and focused on you. I work with individuals, adolescents and families to restore and rebuild their lives. My passion is helping others discover, connect with, and make sense of their most authentic selves in the therapeutic process.
I have previous experience working at a residential treatment center in Austin for severely abused and neglected adolescents where I became passionate about working with people who are overcoming major life transitions. My special interest in working with clients revolves around the problems that arise from traumatic events, be they developmental, from a one-time or series of one-time events, or second-hand trauma. I also like to explore with clients issues around abuse, neglect, grief and loss, addiction, anxiety, ADHD, and sensory integration concerns.
I am trained in EMDR, TF-CBT and have additional training in TBRI which are all trauma based modalities in therapy. You might also hear me ask you about how you might be physically processing therapy or life. Part of my training in TBRI includes sensory integration of traumatic events. Even though therapy is typically focused on emotional healing, I also like to help challenge clients to become more mindfully aware and curious about the connection their emotional and physical selves in order to fully heal and grow.
When I’m not with clients, you might find me trying to capture the perfect Snapchat pictures of my two dogs who love to swim, hike, paddleboard and yoga (yes, yoga) alongside me in and around the Austin area. I also enjoy stand-up comedy shows, laughing at terrible movies, singing loudly in my car to make the best out of my time sitting in Austin traffic and traveling when I can.
If you would like to reach me by phone to talk about your needs and how we might work together, please call 512/201-4501, ext. 136. I will return your call within 24 business hours. You may also contact me by filling out an appointment request on the Get Started page. I look forward to hearing from you.