Sarah Engels, BA, is working with Monarch Behavioral Health while pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. Sarah approaches therapy from a collaborative mindset, where therapist and client can come together to establish a structure to therapy, create and assess goals, and build plans of treatment. Her fun and empathic approach keeps kids and teens engaged, interested and motivated. She often uses building or craft activities to help kids gain insights and learn new skills. She works to integrate each child’s strengths into therapy, so kids and teens leave feeling positive about themselves and hopeful about their future. Sarah is working under the direct supervision of Dr. Julie Braciszewski, PhD, LP.
Sarah’s previous experience working with kids and teens on the Autism spectrum helped kickstart her passion for helping kids learn to regulate their emotions and behaviors, to feel positive and in control both at home and at school, and to live their brightest, best lives. Sarah is also passionate about helping kids, teens and families who have experienced trauma and loss, helping them move through grief and forward in life. Her clinical interests include child and adolescent anxiety and mood disorders, emotional and behavioral dysregulation, interpersonal skills building, child and adolescent ASD, trauma, and LGBTQIA+ experiences.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Valparaiso University in 2022, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Michigan University.