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  • Writer's pictureKara Kohnen

Welcome Sarah K. Samman, PhD, LMFT

Sarah is deeply committed to issues of interpersonal and social justice and specializes in addressing experiences with interculturalism, internationalism, spirituality, and gender and power on couple and family relationships. She utilizes a post-modern lens, specifically Solution Focused Therapy, with an intersectional Feminist Family Therapy grounding.

In addition, she is trained in Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy and explores the biopsychosociospiritual influences on relationships. She has worked with a variety of clients -children, teens, and adults- in a variety of configurations -individual, couple, and family- in outpatient and residential treatment centers, behavioral health institute, transplantation institute, and community agencies. Sarah believes in the importance of care, courage, and prudence. Unconditional care and positive regard for self and others, the courage to explore difficult and painful experiences in a safe and validating environment, and the prudence and wisdom to know when to safely proceed and when to pause and take the time needed for growth and healing. Ultimately, Sarah believes that everyone is deserving of connection, hope, engagement, and empowerment in one’s journey of healing as well as confidence in their influence on their relationships and world. Sarah earned her masters degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, from Lewis & Clark College and a post-master's certificate in Medical Family Therapy as well as a doctoral degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. Sarah is accepting new patients in our Scripps Ranch location or via Telehealth throughout CA. Please call 619-549-0329 ext 0 to book with her.

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