Sarah holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She received her Bachelor's in Theatre and Community Outreach from Skidmore College.
Sarah has a background as an actor and theater educator. It was her passion for the cathartic power of self-expression that led her to psychology and to studying the application of creative forms for therapeutic means. We could all use little more fun and playfulness in our lives, and healing is only enhanced by creative thinking and a touch of humor.
When not attending to her clients or furthering her clinical education, Sarah enjoys hikes and yoga, cooking, taking acting classes, making crafty things, and quality time with her friends and family. Sarah has called both New York City and San Francisco home, and she is now at home in Nashville with her husband, stepdaughter, and their dog Dennis.
Welcome Lauren Lewallen, student intern therapist with Creative Counseling Nashville.
Lauren holds a Bachelor in Business of Administration with a minor in Psychology from the University of Mississippi. She is currently in the process of getting her Master’s Degree for Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Northwestern University. She will be a student intern therapist with Creative Counseling Nashville. She is supervised in her clinical work by Sarah, as well as by her faculty at Northwestern, and will be available to see individual, adult clients starting in April, 2018.
Lauren’s passion for helping others led her to begin her studies in Psychology. Along the journey she even studied psychology abroad in Tanzania and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro! Lauren has a background volunteering at NMRC in Oxford, Mississippi and Nashville’s Parthenon Pavilion psychiatric hospital. She is originally from Georgia, but now calls Nashville her home. She enjoys hiking and sports, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.