Sarah Stearns, Intern Therapist

Pronouns - She/her/hers

Location - Aurora

Sarah specializes in working with a variety of different clients including young adults, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC individuals, and groups. She utilizes several modalities such as person-centered, CBT and mindfulness approaches, to help clients move through their life transitions as well as gain a comprehensive understanding of why they experience anxiety, depression, etc., and how to address them. Sarah also identifies as being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Insurances Accepted

Beacon / Carelon Medicaid (Health Co Inc. / Northeast Health Partners)
CCHA Medicaid
Cigna (now Evernorth)
Colorado Access (Medicaid / CHP+)
Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP commercial)
First Health Network
RMHP Medicaid
Rocky Mountain Health Plans (A UnitedHealthcare company)
United Healthcare / UBH (Optum)

Current Practice

As a therapist, Sarah’s calm demeanor and passion for working with young adults allows her to create a space for all people to feel safe and heard. She has worked with a variety of age groups ranging from preschool to college students, but has found her sweet spot working with young adults, particularly in the LGBTQ+ community. She is fully committed to the needs and goals of her clients and works to maintain a strong connection throughout the entire therapeutic process. She uses a person-centered approach and focuses on using CBT and mindfulness approaches.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys skiing, painting and reading!

Sarah Stearns sees clients via telehealth and in-person in Aurora, CO, and is a Masters of Social Work Intern from University of Denver. Sarah is supervised by Lauren Shelton, LCSW #09924593, LAC #0798.

Client Focus

  • Teens 13+
  • Adults 18+
  • Family
  • People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Transgender
  • LatinX
  • Group Therapy

Areas of Focus

  • ADHD/Neurodivergence
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar and/or Mood Management
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Existential Issues
  • Gender/Sexuality
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Personality Disorder
  • Sexual Issues

Treatment Approach

  • Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-centered
  • Psychodynamic

Past Work Experience

  • MSW Intern at the Colorado School of Mines Counseling Center, Golden, CO
  • Crisis Counselor for the Trevor Project, Madison, WI

Education & Licensure

  • Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver, currently pursuing
  • Bachelors of Science from the University of Oregon in Psychology with a minor in Ethics