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Sarah Hope,
MSW Clinical Intern

She / Her / Hers

As the Clinical Intern at Flourish, I consider myself kind of a rock star. My own therapist will be so dang proud to read that sentence. Heck, I am super proud of myself. I have encountered a significant amount of trauma and challenging life events, so it has taken me quite some time to get here yet I know the timing is just right. 

 

I am in my final semester at Tulane University obtaining my Master of Social Work. I am unapologetically and proudly an advocate and activist of societal advancement for equity and inclusivity for all. My personal core values guide and challenge me to be an active participant in anti-racism action, LGTBQIA inclusivity, and to continually show up and do the work in other various social movements.  

 

I am from South Jersey which developed my quick wittedness, unrelenting sarcasm, and skills in "creative" use of language (jawn). Yet I am also very tender, sincere, loyal, and have a loving heart. I am an ardent force and a sensitive soul. My voice and laugh can be thunderous, and yet I love and require being in quiet, still space with myself and with others. 

 

I am a bereaved mother, and the mother of a 6-year-old little warrior with a number of medical complexities. None of these conditions define him or determine his trajectory in life. I am simply honored to be his mama. I would say that I contributed to his unmatched problem-solving skills, tenacity, ferocity, and stubbornness (if I am going to be honest). 

 

Prior to seeking my degree, I was with Homegrown Families as the Bereavement Doula. I specialized in working with miscarriage, perinatal loss, stillbirth, subsequent pregnancies, NICU admissions, medical complexities, and basically when trauma enters the world of pregnancy and childbirth. I have been a Family Advocate and was a consultant on the Quality Improvement team in the local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I am committed to this work and my sincerity is pure. 

 

In addition to that work, I have worked in several capacities with underserved and under-resourced youth populations and their families. From my work as a direct service worker, family advocate, wilderness counselor to therapist, I found my love for working with children, youth, and young adults. The youth appreciate the respect I have for them as brilliant beings. My innate honesty, sincerity, and commitment to individuality prove very helpful in working with younger populations. 

 

When I am not working, I love to dance and boogie down with my son at my husband’s many musical gigs. I have NO idea how many bands he is in at this point, but at least a half dozen. He’s a phenomenal drummer. I am an avid reader, a proud academic geek and could easily spend the rest of my life in a classroom, library, or bookstore. Being able to write, make jewelry, play with alcohol inks, creating vision boards, and explore various crafting outlets are crucial to my mental wellness. 

 

As a clinician, I am Mindfulness-Centered. My work and focus are drawn to Jungian and Somatic psychology guided by Attachment, Feminist, Family Systems, and Queer theories. I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, death & dying, grief & bereavement, complex internal systems, and self-exploration. I use the Dual Process Model of Coping with Bereavement. I find my groove and I know how to show up for others. There is deep healing that is possible in this life no matter the suffering. I love this work where the most potent medicine is connection, listening, believing, and supporting with a non-judgmental heart. 

 

You are already on the path of showing up for yourself.

I would be honored to work alongside you, and you walk yourself home. 

** Sarah works with adult women, female identifying folx, bereaved couples, couples experiencing strain in their relationship, adolescent youth (pre-teen and older), and LGBTQ+ individuals. **