Sara is passionate about taking a journey with others to help them find mind-body wellness. She was born in Illinois, has lived in 10 states for school and work, and has lived in Colorado since 2019 where she is planting her roots.
Sara received her BA in Dance from the University of New Mexico in 2003 and began teaching children from ages 18 months to adults of all abilities and inter-sectionalities of identity, as well as choreographing and performing. After receiving her MFA in Dance Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she became interested in Dance/Movement Therapy while getting her Graduate Laban Movement Analysis Certification (GL-CMA) from Columbia College-Chicago, in a Creative Arts Therapies department.
After completing her Alexander Technique (AmSAT) certification, Sara decided to make a career shift and attend the Somatic Psychology program at Naropa University. Now she gets to use her experience in working with the body, dance, and creativity to help clients cope, heal, and find mind and body wellness as a Humanistic Client-Centered Body Based Dance/Movement Therapist (LPCC, R-DMT). Although Sara has a passion for movement and dance, she always uses whatever medium of play, art, music, creative expression, and verbal expression that is best for the client with a trauma informed lens.
As a White, able-bodied, medium-bodied, cisgender, queer woman, Sara is dedicated to equity for all clients regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual identity, religious/spiritual beliefs, mental and physical abilities, economic status, and all intersectionalities of identity.
Sara loves dancing (especially to live music), all of the arts, supporting animal, human, and environmental rights, hiking and camping with her dog Lucy, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.