Sarah Schaub received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz. Post graduation, Sarah moved to San Francisco and worked with tech startups and corporations focusing on relational intelligence. Consulting with C-level executives to identify and hire the appropriate personnel to curate desired cultures, increase retention, overall team cohesion and company success, she excels. Sarah is also a professional figure skater and coach who has been teaching individuals with mental health issues and learning and physical disabilities how to skate both 1:1 and in group lessons for over 15 years. Drawn to relational dynamics and with a passion for the outdoors, she earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.
Her experience includes Gestalt Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families who want to deepen connection or resolve conflict with loved ones, overcome depression, heal past traumas, understand the depth of one’s anger, let go of addictive behaviors, grieve a great loss or need support during major life transitions. Additionally, Sarah has experience working with young adults transitioning from earlier patterns of destructive behavior to a supportive, successful balanced life. She’s provided individual therapy, family counseling, crisis management, life skills training, vocational and educational counseling, social skills training and substance abuse counseling using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness. Previous to coming to New Haven, Sarah worked with Veterans with PTSD, TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injuries), Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and physical disabilities, and their Supporters (partners, family members, friends, etc.) at non-profit, Higher Ground USA. Utilizing recreation and nature-based therapy, she provided individual, family, couples and group counseling, helping individuals use non-violent communication, work through vicarious and experienced trauma and the addictive behaviors adopted to cope, heal psychological wounds, grieve, transition post active duty and discover what is still possible, despite the prevalence of depression and hardships faced. Sarah has a passion for working with trauma and, as a certified yoga instructor, uses trauma-informed yoga therapy to help heal trauma stored in the mind and body.
Though Sarah’s work touches so many seemingly disparate spaces, her work revolves around the art of relationships. Whether it’s personal connections, collaborating with companies and managers, coaching ice skating or working with clients inside or outdoors, Sarah believes it is through relationships and with the help of supportive networks, that we heal.