Sarah Stoune is a licensed professional counselor and a trained EMDR trauma therapist. She specializes in working with young adults, adults, couples and families, and focuses on helping clients with finding deep emotional exploration and healing for individuals and their partners. She works primarily with those struggling with depression and/or anxiety, and communication issues in relationships. She also can help those struggling to redefine themselves as they go through major life transitions like teen to young adult, infertility and transition or parenting, retirement, or more intimate sex and gender issues. Other areas of expertise include working with clients who identify as LGBTQ and those who have experienced spiritual or religious trauma.
Sarah is a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She earned her undergraduate degree in General Studies in 1997 by writing her own degree plan around graphic arts and publication design. After finding her true passion of counseling others, she earned her Masters degree in Counselor Education in May 2011. Sarah has worked in the counseling field since she began her practicum work with clients in January of 2010. Her experience includes counseling low-income individuals and families in a United Way supported community counseling agency, performing psychological testing, and working in private practice. In 2013 she opened her own private counseling practice in Lubbock, Texas called Partners For Change Counseling, LLC,where she continues to serve clients through distance counseling. In 2018, Sarah moved to Houston, where she joined Julia’s Counseling.
Sarah’s approach to counseling is creative and compassionate. She works hard to make sure that every client feels safe and truly heard while also challenging them to release old patterns, heal, and become more content and joyful. Recognizing that today’s issues are frequently shaped by past experiences, she will help you untie the knots of past trauma with sensitivity using various techniques including Mindfulness exercises, Eye Movement Desensitization and Retraining (EMDR), and others. Her previous career as a Graphic Artist also informs her practice through the use of art therapy and other creative techniques.
2011 Masters in Counselor Education, Texas Tech University
1997 Bachelors in General Studies, Texas Tech University
Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas #68262)
Distance Certified Counselor (in process)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Retraining (EMDR)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Training, In Process
American Counseling Association
Texas Counseling Association
Houston Counseling Association
Eye Movement Desensitization and Retraining International Association (EMDRIA)
2013 H.O.P.E. Professional Growth Conference
2016 TTU Family Therapy Conference