About Sarah Balay MSEd, LCPC, QMHP
Sarah Balay is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who believes everyone has the potential for growth and healing. she has a variety of experiences in the field such as crisis intervention (SASS), group counseling, individual counseling and therapy, parent coaching, facilitating therapeutic visitation, and collaboration with schools and agencies. she uses a trauma-informed and strength-based approach, using modalities and interventions of TF-CBT, play therapy, sand tray therapy, client-centered therapy, psychoeducation, bibliotherapy, and DBT. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
About The Episode
In this episode, we talk about how Miss Sarah provides therapy to her elementary students. Some of her favorite modalities that we discussed were play therapy such as Feelings Uno and Feelings Jenga, as well as sand-tray therapy which “is her jam.” We also talked about some of the barriers to getting students the help they need and what could be done about it. Finally, we talked about some of Sarah’s experiences with the foster care system, crisis intervention, and coaching soccer and basketball.