Sarah DeRosa is a Registered Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern and Certified FL PK-12 School Counselor. She specializes in providing group and individual therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults who seek to improve self-esteem, manage depression, anxiety, ADHD, and body image disorders.
Sarah earned her Master’s Degree in School Counseling and her Specialist in Counselor Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. She has experience providing individual and group therapy to populations within the elementary school, middle school, high school, and college settings, with ages ranging from 4-27. Areas that her clients have focused on include controlling anger and urges, learning new coping skills, setting goals, and developing/strengthening interpersonal relationships.
Sarah’s approach to therapy is based on a strong therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client which fosters client self-exploration. The approach urges the client to realize unhealthy or unwanted patterns, and to discover their strengths to break these cycles. She is skilled in utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), and Systematic Therapy. Sarah understands that it is sometimes helpful for the client to understand why behaviors or thoughts are deeply rooted, as this can assist with the client changing their behaviors. Using a Systematic Approach, she helps the client to uncover patterns within past or present relationships, and involves the family when necessary. Sarah guides each individual into defining, discovering, and accessing a path to success.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys weightlifting, CrossFit, and hot yoga. If she is not at the gym, Sarah will most likely be seen with friends at the beach. She has also been riding horses since 6 years of age, and describes the animals as “big puppies” who bring her so much therapeutic comfort and joy.