Sarah Tkac is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC), and a Certified Trauma Clinician (CTP). Sarah is committed to the mental health and overall well-being of her clients.
Sarah has worked as a clinician for the past ten years. She obtained her bachelor’s in social work from Bowling Green State University in 2003 and her master’s degree in Social Work in 2005 from Case Western Reserve University. Sarah has also completed intensive training in trauma-specific therapy interventions at the STARR Common Wealth Institute, such as EMDR. Sarah has extensive work experience in program management, clinical supervision, mental health, and trauma-specific therapy and addiction counseling.
In her current role, Sarah assists clients in coping with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and Substance Use Disorders. Sarah is trained and knowledgeable in Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) including Vivitrol, Methadone, and Suboxone therapies to assist with the treatment of substance use disorders. Sarah utilized a blend of cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral therapy to assist in the reduction of maladaptive symptoms. These advanced methods promote healing and the desired change in a unique and gentle manner.
Sarah is a popular workshop leader and presenter who has presented within several forums on Vicarious Trauma, Cultural Diversity, Medication-Assisted Therapy, and the Opioid Crisis.