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Meet Dr. Sara Owen

My approach is motivated by my experience that positive change is possible, especially given the right kind of help. I believe that even in difficult circumstances, individuals can build awareness and develop skills that can change their lives for the better.

I strive to create a therapeutic experience unique to the individuals I work with. I am experienced at bridging evidence-based approaches to individual needs. I work collaboratively with clients to alleviate emotional distress, promote self-investigation and foster movement toward a more meaningful life. The process of change is both challenging and rewarding – I offer a nonjudgmental, supportive stance, grounded in clinical expertise, to aid in this process.

I have extensive experience working with couples. I am certified in the most scientifically-backed approaches to helping couples, including Gottman levels 1, 2 and 3, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint therapy. I assist couples in creating healthier relationships by exploring stories, increasing emotional awareness and teaching effective communication techniques, all in the service of restored understanding and increased intimacy.

Sara Owen, Ph.D.

Education and Training

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (2015)
University of Utah

Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Internship and Residency

VA Certified in Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy

Certified in Gottman Levels 1, 2 and 3


Shared Decision Making, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Existential, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Specialty Areas

Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Abuse, Transgender, Women’s Issues, Mood Disorders, Sexuality, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian

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