My name is Sarah Wood, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Claremont, CA.
I support people who want to recover fully from the pain and trauma in their pasts that has been holding them back. I believe that each of my clients possesses deep inner resources of strength and wisdom, and that they are capable of overcoming even the most overwhelming circumstances. I feel honored to walk alongside them on their journey..
I bring authenticity, insight, and compassion into each session, in addition to my professional training. My clients often say that I am easy to open up to and easy to trust.
My Approach to Therapy
I specialize in working with people who are survivors of interpersonal trauma, such as childhood abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, and sexual abuse and assault, or are adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. I help clients work through issues of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, codependency, drug and alcohol abuse, disordered eating, relationship difficulties, dissociation and derealization, and more.
I have advanced training in Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and Attachment-Focused EMDR, and I integrate these approaches into my work with my clients to treat mind-body symptoms. I will also often include mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral techniques.
More About Me…
I went to California State University of Fullerton for my Masters in Counseling degree. I have provided outpatient individual and group therapy throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire, in a variety of settings including community mental health, addiction treatment, eating disorder treatment, and public schools. I have worked with adults, adolescents, and children on a variety of issues, including trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and more.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, baking, going to the beach, and spending time with my family.