Sara Smith, MA, LMFT – Marriage and Family Therapist

I am a private practice Marriage and Family Therapist providing online therapy to clients in Minnesota. As your therapist, it is my priority to create a therapeutic atmosphere that promotes growth and positive change for you. I look forward to working with you to addresses your challenges and realize your goals. Therapy is a process that can move you toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the life you desire.

Treatment Approach

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I focus on helping you understand how both your internal world and larger external world are impacting both your individual issues and your relationships. I use a variety of approaches from multiple different trainings I have received to make your experience fit you and your needs best.

Additionally, there is a growing body of research that supports the practice of self-compassion and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Neuroscience research reveals individuals that practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful memories from the past. It is my honor and mission to help my clients move past what’s blocking them from reaching their full potential individually and in their relationships.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education & Credentials:

  • License: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Minnesota
  • Education: Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in 2013
  • Additional Certifications in EMDR and Discernment Counseling
  • Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy