Sarah Presson - Handel Behavioral Health
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Counselors & Appointments

Sarah Presson, LICSW

For Telehealth/Online Appointments

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Counseling Style

Sarah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who is dedicated to providing trauma-informed, compassionate care to those she works with. Sarah is committed to meeting people where they are, and being present for them in times of stress and need. She brings a warm, relational approach, and will work collaboratively with people to provide them support with a sound clinical ear and mind to enhance their wellbeing. She provides an open and affirming space for all to feel welcomed.  It can feel difficult to ask for support. Sarah brings realness, a sense of humor, and an authentic compassion as she works together with folks to help them identify and remember their inherent strengths.  Sarah walks with folks as they make their journey to improving the quality of their mental health, and empowers them to make the changes they are striving for!


Sarah has extensive experience working as a clinician, and has been in the field for nearly two decades. She has worked in community mental health settings providing support to local communities and families. Sarah has also worked as a Social Worker in multiple levels of care, both in outpatient, inpatient and crisis settings.

Sarah has strong clinical skills in working with individuals experiencing a wide variety of different mental health needs for folks ranging from adolescence to older adulthood.


  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Trauma

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT)

Authored Articles & Interviews

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