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SARAH ZEPEDA-NGUYEN

With over 10 years of experience in teaching mindfulness meditation and providing a variety of Evidence Based Practices in psychotherapy, Sarah brings a holistic and culturally sensitive approach to mental health treatment.

 

As a provider, Sarah is passionate about helping those who want to reclaim their lives and future by confronting patterns in their lives that are keeping them stuck. She believes the cycle-breaking work we do on an individual level helps to heal our communities and world. Through developing self-compassion and understanding, she enjoys supporting clients in transforming their relationship with themselves and learning to trust their own inner wisdom.

 

Sarah is a certified diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy specializing in the incorporation of mindfulness principles and somatic work in the treatment of trauma. She has experience working with individuals from marginalized communities, trauma survivors, single parents, young adults, and family members affected by mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction. 

 

Sarah has also recently completed Levels I and II of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She is excited to extend her practice to partners looking for support in enhancing their intimacy and connection by overcoming challenges in their relationship.

 

Sarah obtained her B.A. in Psychology at University of California, Irvine in 2009 and her Master of Social Work degree at California State University, Long Beach in 2012. She honors human diversity and is LGBTQ+ affirming.

Sarah works with adults and provides services in English. 

QUALIFICATIONS

SPECIALTIES

TRAINING

Certifications

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

 

Trainings

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Levels 1 & 2

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

Gottman Method

Humanistic

Integrative

Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

Multicultural

Person-Centered

Strength-Based

Seeking Safety

LGBTQ+ Affirmative

ALLYSHIPS

Body Positivity

Gay Allied

Lesbian Allied

Non-Binary Allied

Queer Allied

Racial Justice Allied

Single Mothers

Transgender Allied

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