Sarah Ortner, LMFT
Sarah Ortner / MA, LMFT, MHP
- Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology (Focus in Marriage and Family Therapy), Antioch University
- Bachelors of Arts, English and Secondary Education, State University of New York at Geneseo, 2001
- Case Manager for Aging and Disability Services; Seattle, Washington.
- Child and Family Therapist at Kent Youth and Family Services; Kent, Washington.
- School based Behavioral Health Specialist and Early Interventionist at Kent Youth and Family Services; Kent, Washington.
- Home and Community Based Family Therapist at Catholic Community Services; Tacoma, Washington.
- Home and Community Based Family Therapy Supervisor at Catholic Community Services; Tacoma, Washington.
Philosophy of Care: My approach to wellness is comprehensive and includes physical, emotional, social, relational and spiritual health. I believe our whole selves are impacted by every area of our lives. I believe that all people desire lives where they are connected to who and what is meaningful to them, and I believe all people bring strength and gifts to the work of creating healthier lives. I try to bring empathetic listening and honesty and a willingness to work together with people in my care to come up with new and meaningful choices and next steps.
- The effects of childhood trauma on adult wellness.
- Impacts of poverty and lack of resources on human development.
- The positive benefits of mindfulness on stress-related illness.
- The positive benefits of maintaining healthy relationships on all areas of life, particularly chronic disease and chronic pain management.
Personal Interests/Hobbies: I’m a brand new transplant to Yakima so right now my main hobby is exploring the valley! I love to hike, travel, read and spend time with family and friends.