Sarah Rose, MA, LPC is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, and is presently an EMDRIA Approved Consultant for the Maiberger Institute. She has a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and is in private practice and trains third year master level interns at Boulder Emotional Wellness.
Sarah received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder (B.S. in Psychology, from CU Boulder, 2001) where she went on to work as a child care worker in a residential program in San Diego, CA. After spending time in Southern California she moved to Alaska where she worked as a case manager at a local community mental health center in Homer for five years. She returned to Boulder and completed her Master’s in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University.
Sarah decided to go back to school to pursue her masters after being inspired by the therapists she was working with in Alaska. She was fortunate to work on collaborative teams involving supportive and dedicated therapists who taught her a lot about allowing and accepting as the first step to influencing change. Sarah realized she would not be able to help clients in the same way her colleagues were without further education and training.
During her internship for graduate school, Sarah was trained well and offered many tools and ways of working with clients. She was eager to learn more and noticed a desire for more structure in her work with clients, especially when working with complex trauma. Sarah was introduced to EMDR and sought out training.
Sarah had been trained in a Somatic approach and was drawn to the Maiberger Institute because of it’s inclusion of the body in the healing process. She noticed the Maiberger Institute also offered an experiential approach and ongoing consultation groups. The training provided a solid foundation for her to begin working with clients while curious to learn more. The training with the Maiberger Institute proved to be detailed in it’s hands on learning approach and particularly Barb’s interest in connecting with each trainee and supporting them in developing their identity as an EMDR therapist. Barb demonstrated a vast knowledge of EMDR Therapy as well as an ability to navigate group dynamics and inspired Sarah to keep learning and practicing.
Sarah completed her EMDR Basic Training in January of 2012 and has continued to progress her EMDR Therapy knowledge and experience through continued supervision and consultation with Katie Asmus. She has attended the Attachment Based Trauma and EMDR training as well as the EMDR Toolkit for Complex PTSD through the Maiberger Institute.
Sarah works from a body based perspective and has an understanding of the neurobiology that plays into trauma and can be accessed through EMDR. She uses a strength based approach, helping clients access their internal wisdom that can be beneficial in the healing process. She continues to be inspired by the work her clients do and is honored to work in this field with knowledgeable and experienced colleagues.