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About Sarah

Sarah Bartholomew-Fisher, LCSW, Licenced Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA, Regent Square, Edgewood, Swissvale, Forbes and Shady, Specializes in Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Survivors, LGBT+

Sarah (she/her) earned her Bachelors of Art in Psychology at Boston University and then a Masters of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. She earned her license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), has obtained certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and has enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Sarah has been dedicated to working with those who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trauma, and members of the LGBT+ community who have been negatively impacted by discrimination. As a Mental Health Therapist, she has provided Intensive In-home Therapy, School Based Therapy, Outpatient Therapy, and PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy). 

 

​As a therapist, Sarah believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is the base to creating change. She works to understand all of the individuals that she works with, in order to collaboratively help them grow into the people they truly are and want to be. Sarah believes that being open, understanding, and non-judgmental of the experiences and views of others is the best way to create a genuine therapeutic relationship. 

Sarah believes that every person is the expert in their own life and through collaborative therapeutic work great change can be made. She believes that there is no one therapeutic method that works for everyone, so she uses methods from several therapeutic modalities. Sarah practices therapy with a person-centered approach and will work with you to find the approach that works best for you. She utilizes many evidence-based practices including (but not limited to) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Play Therapy, Expressive Therapies, and Bibliotherapy. She actively continues to seek out and be trained in new evidence based interventions. 

Sarah is a firm believer in equity and spends her free time creating political change, pushing for legislation to support LGBT+ individuals and families, people of color, and other marginalized and underserved populations. As a grassroots organizer, Sarah believes that every voice counts and to create change, every voice must be heard.  She was a founding board member of Ask Cleveland, a grassroots LGBT+ rights organization, and a Co-Founder of EM | Power, a grassroots organization dedicated to challenging social injustice through community organizing and the stimulation of critical thinking, to end systematic racism and oppression.

Learn more about Sarah's non-therapy related services here.

Experience

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Sarah has had many opportunities to learn and grow her skills as a clinician. She has worked with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assaults, and child abuse. She  has worked with parents to improve their confidence and ability to parent. Sarah has assisted individuals in learning to utilize pro social strategies to achieve their goals and improve relationships. She has provided therapy in several settings including: clinical, school, community, and home environments. Sarah has been trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has extensive training in areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trauma, and support for the LGBT+ community.  

Sarah has developed and created organizations, programs, and positions. She is experienced in completing mental health assessments, diagnosing, creating individualized treatment plans, therapeutic treatment, and case management with individuals ages 2 to 65 years, couples, and families. She has the proven ability to train and lead large and small groups of children and adults.  

Sarah has also lead several grassroots initiatives including campaigns: to defend Cleveland’s domestic partnership registry, to add gender identity & expression to Cleveland's non-discrimination policies, and to register voters in predominantly Black communities in Pittsburgh, that tend to have low voter turn out, and to assist with requesting mail in ballots in order to increase the Black community's voice in local and national elections. 

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