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  • Welcome!

    Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.

    In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity

    You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.

    If you’re interested in becoming a better, happier, more fulfilled you,
    get started by reaching out today!

    Choosing a therapist can be daunting.

    There are so many unknowns and what ifs. The last thing you want to happen is to choose a therapist that isn’t a great fit. I’m going to take this opportunity to tell you who I am and how I practice with the hopes of not wasting your time.

     Who I am

    • Direct
    • Active
    • Humorous
    • Calm

    Who I am NOT

    • Passive
    • Quiet
    • Focused on symptom management or reduction
    • Afraid of conflict

    If you want someone who uses humor, hones in on problems quickly has a strong calming presence, and doesn’t take shit from anyone, then I am your gal.

    I am a fighter and don’t shy away from conflict.  That’s why I love couples and families dealing with conflict.

    I am married and raising a bicultural family.  I have two kids, one girl, and one boy.  My husband is from Germany.  Raising a family is hard let alone trying to honor traditions from two culturally different parents.  It’s also hard to choose to raise your kids differently than the way you were raised.

    I hope I can help couples and families that are walking similar paths.

    Why Couples?

    Couples Therapy is no joke.  As an intern I felt afraid of working with couples until I met a wonderful supervisor who became my mentor.  

    Couples encompass three types of therapy, especially if the couple has kids.  I get to meet your individual self, your relationship self, and your family self all in one mode of treatment!

    We are living in an exciting time for couples treatment.  Modern-day couples want more out of their relationships than previous generations.  We want intimacy not just stability.

    Couples have a real opportunity to work towards a new way of being in the world.  They also become badasses for their families by breaking cycles of generational trauma.

    Here’s some more information about Couples Therapy

    What Couples Therapy is Not

    • Couples come in and use the space to fight with an audience (this is not reality TV and does nothing for your relationship)
    • One partner convinces me that the other partner is the problem and they need to change
    • All the couples’ problems will be magically solved (this is lifelong work and I act as a guide to help you on that path)

    What Couples Therapy is

    • I act as a thermostat keeping the temperature in check so couples can talk about their relationship
    • Couples getting real with each other which increases emotional intimacy (avoidance is the enemy folks)
    • I provide insight and guidance to help couples get out of negative cycles

    About Sarah Lauterbach

    Hi there!

    I’m Sarah Lauterbach, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I am a recovering perfectionist, beach lover (Atlantic only, Pacific is too cold), fur baby owner (two shelter dogs and cats), and mother to two young children.  I am quite the bookworm and enjoy teen fiction, non-fiction, and Stephen King.

    One-Stop Shop

    One of the benefits of working with a family therapist is we’re trained to do couples, individual, and family work. I don’t believe each family member needs their own therapist. This ain’t Oprah’s favorite things-”you get a therapist! And you get a therapist!”

    I want to save you time and money by offering different modes of treatment.  However, I will make recommendations for an outside therapist if the situation calls for it.

    Jeez, enough about me, let’s turn to you…

    Clients I Work Best With

    • Talkative/likes to talk things out
    • Curious about your past and how it affects you now
    • On the anxious side up to having an anxiety disorder
    • Done with relationship drama
    • Planning a family or currently raising a family


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