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SARAH ZEPEDA-NGUYEN

After experiencing profound benefits from her own mindfulness and meditation practice developed in her youth, Sarah was early on an ardent believer in the mind's ability to heal itself.

 

Her path to becoming a therapist began as a psychology student at the University of California, Irvine. She desired a career where she could support people in their healing process and decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work at California State University – Long Beach. Over the past ten years in practice, she has worked extensively with individuals from marginalized communities, trauma survivors, single parents, young adults, and family members affected by mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction.

 

Today, Sarah is a certified diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy specializing in the incorporation of mindfulness principles and Cognitive Behavioral techniques in the treatment of adults experiencing role transitions, loss, anxiety, depression, and histories of trauma. She utilizes an integrative, person centered approach and enjoys individualizing treatment to each person’s needs and strengths. Sarah enjoys using physical movement such as yoga flows as well as artistic expression as adjuncts to the therapeutic process. She is delighted to share these strategies with others on their own journey to becoming their highest self.

Sarah works with adults and provides services in English. 

QUALIFICATIONS

SPECIALTIES

TRAINING

Certifications

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

 

Trainings

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Seeking Safety: Trauma  & Substance Abuse

Motivational Interviewing

Beyond Trauma: Gender specific trauma treatment for women

Crisis Oriented Recovery Services

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

How Deaf Mental Health is Unique

Anxiety

Career Counseling

Chronic Illness

Chronic Pain

Coping Skills

Depression

Grief

Life Coaching

Life Transitions

Marital & Premarital 

Parenting

peer Relationships

Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

Racial Identity

Relationship Issues

School Issues

Self-Esteem

Spirituality

Stress

Trauma and PTSD

Women's Issues

Mood Disorders

Sexuality

Bisexual 

Gay

TREATMENT APPROACH

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Coaching

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Compassion Focused

Culturally Sensitive

Expressive Arts

Feminist

Humanistic

Integrative

Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

Multicultural

Person-Centered

Strength-Based

Seeking Safety

LGBTQ+ Affirmative