LMHC, MT-BC, IMHM -C®
As an Infant Mental Health Mentor- Clinical (Lead Facilitator) Sarah has spent the past 18+ years practicing, researching, supervising, teaching and developing programs in the field of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, with a specific expertise in infants and young children impacted by trauma, loss, attachment disruptions, child welfare, and parent-child relationship assessments.
Sarah currently works as the Clinical Director at The Society for the Protection and Care of Children in Rochester, NY. Sarah holds a Bachelors degree in Music Therapy, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and completed post-Masters training in Infant Mental Health through the University of Colorado (The Kempe Center). In 2015, Sarah was invited to participate as one of six I-ECMH experts across New York State to become Endorsed at the highest level in the field: Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor (IMHM-C). She is a governing board member for The New York State Association for Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH), and serves as the Endorsement Committee Chairperson for NYS-AIMH. Additionally, she works with national I-ECMH leaders to advance the field, ensure fidelity, and increase capacity.
In addition to her role at SPCC, Sarah is an instructor of Infant Mental Health coursework at The Warner School of Education (University of Rochester). Sarah is deeply committed to cultivating and nurturing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health expertise across our community and state through relationship-based, culturally sensitive practice, teaching, supervision, and consultation. Above all other training, education, experience, and license, Sarah has been most deeply challenged, enriched and inspired in her professional work through her lifelong role as a mother and daughter.