Sarah Dangaran, MA, LMFT Intern
Serving Women, Adolescents, Children, & Families
Philosophy and Approach:
I find it courageous that you would choose to pursue counseling. The idea of seeing a therapist may be scary and perhaps you don’t know what to expect. I am proud of you for beginning the search, and caring enough about yourself, your relationships, and your family to seek help.
For whatever reason(s) you have chosen to seek counseling, I aspire to meet you wherever you are in your journey. My training and approach towards counseling is from a systems perspective — I view people as part of a greater system and not as an isolated individual. Therefore, I think it is important to explore the relationships you are a part of to make sense of your struggles and concerns. Ultimately, I strive to help you create the changes you would like to see by listening with compassion, challenging when appropriate, and providing insights based on our relationship. I understand that individuals come with their own cultural beliefs, values, and choices; therapy is a respectful space and careful attention will be given to your unique journey.
I find it a privilege to journey with clients through seasons that are too overwhelming or burdensome to carry alone. How you choose to participate in therapy will greatly affect the results you wish to achieve. I view therapy as a collaborative process, so together I hope you and I can co-create a more desirable future. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, woman, and families.
Formal Education and Training:
I hold my Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon and my Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University in Portland, Oregon.
Major coursework that I have completed during my graduate program includes: Human Growth and Development, Addictions, Play & Filial Therapy, Cultural Foundations of Social Justice, Human Sexuality, Personality and Counseling Theory, Psychopathology, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Spiritual Identity. I’ve received training in Attachment, Trauma, and Psychotherapy; 12 Whole-Brain Strategies for Children and Adolescents; Interpersonal Neurobiology & Gottman Method Interventions.
My post-graduate work experience includes working for a counseling agency that specializes in Structural and Strategic therapy working with children, youth, and their families who were dealing with a range of challenges including trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance use, and parent child relational problems. Additional work experience includes internships and employment within the public school, private practice, and community mental health settings.
Continuing Education and Supervision:
I am currently a registered intern in the state of Oregon. During the next several years, I will work toward becoming licensed. The title “registered intern” means that I have completed a graduate program in the mental health field and have earned a Masters Degree. As a registered intern, I work with clients while being supervised by a licensed mental health professional. In addition to meeting regularly with my supervisor, I am also committed to seeking consultation with other mental health professionals as needed. My supervisor’s name is Alex Rankin, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor #C3348), and he can be contacted by phone at 503-568-1510. I am happy to explain my supervision requirements in detail if you would like.
Payment for Services:
First appointments are $130. Following the initial appointment, I offer 50-minute sessions at a rate of $90. Payment is made up front for each session via cash, check, or charge. Currently, I do not accept insurance, however I am able to provide receipts for you to submit to your insurance company. In the event you need to cancel your session, please contact me within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment to not be charged for the session.
To schedule an appointment please call me at 503-994-8135.