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Sarah Kriess, LICSW

A Virginia native, I have been living and working in Tacoma, WA since 2011. I have a wide breath of social work experience in a variety of settings ranging from crisis intervention to one-on-one treatment.

I have worked as a clinical case manager in community mental health, an inpatient mental health professional for involuntary committed patients, a hospice social worker and most recently as a medical social worker in a local emergency room. All of this to say that my experience has made me generally unflappable and ready to tackle your most challenging life issues.

I have been clinically licensed since 2014. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Motivational Interviewing. I see adults, couples and teens (13+).

I am an inclusive, sex positive therapist open to all genders identities and relationships. I love working with couples who are seeking help opening up their relationships. I work extensively with individuals and couples who are non-monogamous, kinky or poly. You will find me to be empathetic, non-judgmental, open and caring.

I love working with those who are experiencing changes in their life (death, divorce, new job etc) and the anxieties that come with that. I also love working with those who are struggling in their relationships. I'm also experienced working with eating disorders, military spouses, those experiencing infertility and those with chronic illness.

I am 2007 graduate of Juniata College with a major in Religion and Social Change and a 2011 graduate of George Mason University with a Masters of Social Work with an emphasis in Military Behavioral Health and Trauma. In other lives, I’ve been an EMT, a lobbyist, a non-profit program coordinator and a camp counselor.

I live in the Tacoma area with my husband, step-son and cat. My husband serves in the Washington Army National Guard. In my spare time I enjoy being a non-pretentious foodie, traveling, taking road trips, watching movies and reading trashy chick lit (preferably while traveling).