Sarah Marie Böer
Licensed Social Worker
I provide therapy in a welcoming, calming environment that allows my clients to feel safe and understood. I help kids and teens overcome their constant feelings of worry, fear, and uneasiness. If you're a caregiver and you're looking for extra support to help your child, or if you're a teenager and you're feeling anxious, lost or overwhelmed, you've come to the right place. Throughout sessions with me, children and adolescents overcome their anxieties, feel empowered, decrease behavior problems, and see overall improvement in their lives.
I began my work in Denver as a Family Service Provider, which included providing in-home therapy to children and families dealing with challenges such as depression, substance abuse, and self-harm, among others. I then transitioned into School Social Work, working in the public school system at the elementary and middle level with children in need of social/emotional support and crisis intervention. From there, I pursued my long-term goal of opening a private practice.
I love the work that I do and I am so grateful for my wonderful clients who invite me into their therapy process. My love for therapy began when I was on the other side of the therapist's office as a client. Having been through it myself, I have a unique advantage as a therapist to understand where children and teens are coming from when they share their story.
I hold a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Denver with a clinical concentration in High-Risk Youth. I hold a certificate in Interpersonal Trauma Studies from DU and I am trained in trauma informed care.
When I am not working, you can find me spending time with my fiancé, friends, and family.
Contact me today for a free phone consultation and to get the help you need.
I work from a strengths-based perspective and believe that everyone has innate strengths and resilience. I believe that our vulnerabilities and setbacks are opportunities for learning, self-reflection, and growth. I believe how we cope with hard times, no matter our age, is greatly impacted by our past and present experiences.
In my practice, I use evidence-based treatments including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). However, the longer I practice, the stronger my belief that all people have different styles of therapy that work for them to meet their needs and overcome their challenges. I will draw from my experience and training of multiple evidence-based therapies to find the right approach that works for you/your child.
Experience and Training
I strongly believe that it is important for me to continue ongoing professional development in order to provide the best therapeutic services. I am currently taking a course on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Additionally, I regularly seek out and attend continuing education sessions that are in line with my client demographic (ie self-harm, suicidal ideation identification with teens, etc).
I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers and attend monthly networking/cohort groups to collaborate with my colleagues. Lastly, my background in School Social Work enables me to understand the functions of the public school system and how school-based services impact your child.