Sarah Howell, M.A., LAPC

Young Adults • Couples • Families • Adolescents • Children
770-218-9005 x108 • cell 404-793-4489
showell@fountaingate.com

Days: Mon 9-8, Thur 7-1, Sat 8-1
Fee: $100, sliding scale available

Insurance: (none)

Education

A.A., Lexington Community College.
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with Business Emphasis, Western Kentucky University.
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy with Specialization in Christian Sex Therapy, Richmont Graduate University.

License

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) in the State of Georgia

Certification

Prepare/Enrich (Pre-Marital and Marriage Counseling)

Previous Experience

Family Crisis Counselor. Heartlight Ministries (a therapeutic boarding school for struggling teens), Hallsville, Texas.
Counseling Intern. Atlanta Mission: My Sister's House, Atlanta, Georgia.
Counseling Intern. Hope Counseling Center at Mount Paran, Atlanta, Georgia.
Volunteer Cabin Counselor, Camp Oasis (children's camp for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America), Winder, Georgia.

Special Interests

Depression and anxiety
Women's issues
Sexual issues for women
Individuals with chronic illness
Trauma, grief, and loss
Marital, premarital, and pre-engagement counseling
Family crisis and conflict counseling
Family and couples communication
Coaching for parents of teens
Teen issues and crisis counseling
Spiritual growth and renewal

Personal

Sarah grew up in a Christian home in Kentucky and began her relationship with Christ at the young age of eight. As a teenager, her faith was challenged as she experienced several devastating and traumatic events. Her relationship with Christ deepened in her early twenties as she began to understand her need for grace and that God truly is the healer of our mind, body, and soul. She felt called to counseling with a growing passion to minister to others by providing support and a safe place to process lifeís difficult and confusing seasons. Sarah enjoys being outdoors and near any body of water, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She also enjoys cycling, quilting, painting, cooking, traveling, and exploring fun new places.

Vision

Sarah believes it is a privilege and honor to come alongside others in a time of pain, offering hope in the midst of chaos and darkness. Her belief that creating a space that is safe and inviting for clients helps them to explore a deeper understanding of who God has created them to be. She believes we must be willing to explore personal and life challenges in order to move in to deeper peace and understanding of Christ and ourselves. She takes a Family Systems approach when counseling teens and families, believing that treating the family as a whole is often vital to the healing process.