Sarah Evergreen is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Missouri, currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She completed the Master of Social Work program at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in Mental Health. Sarah has experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults in areas related to depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, life transitions, self-esteem, LGBTQ+ identity exploration, and LGBTQ+ specific issues.
Sarah’s approach emphasizes storytelling, empowering clients to first speak and understand their own stories, then to consider how they would like to author future chapters. Sarah sees and accepts clients as they really are, here and now. In that space of unconditional positive regard, her down-to-earth and stabilizing presence promotes the realization of client strengths and personhood, while her emphasis on context promotes a more socially just understanding of themselves socially, culturally, economically, and politically. She is particularly interested in working with LGBTQ+ people, trans and non-binary people, and people doing social justice or helping work, including other mental health professionals.
All of us are both works of art and works in progress, yet most of us don’t see ourselves as such — we can readily list what parts we’d swap or improve, but precious few of us can say enough about what we’d keep and love. Therapy encourages us to look at the whole self, which leads us to have a much more complete sense of who we really are. Our false dichotomies and mutual exclusivities break down and we discover that the stuff we don’t like and the stuff we do not only belongs, but can even produce a certain sense of harmony. The bedrock of this kind of transformation is a wholesale shift in perspective — you are not incomplete, broken, or lacking, but wonderfully unique and complex. You are enough, and you always have been.