Sarah Cowan

QMHP  – Therapist

My Bio

My name is Sarah Cowan and I recently completed my Master’s degree in Clinician Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. I have been honored to work with clients to help shift the impact trauma holds in their life. I work with adults with various forms other trauma, including childhood trauma, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, grief and more. I work with clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and other dissociative disorders as well as other mental health conditions including, anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and more.

     Ever since I was young, I have a curiosity about the brain and the impact mental health can have on our lives. I am a strong believer that our life experiences have a big impact in our life. I utilize counseling theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Attachment Theory to help create change. I believe that therapy is a unique space to share and heal and place importance on nurturing the therapeutic relationship. We all come into life with a variety of backgrounds and experiences, I look forward to getting to know each unique client and collaborating on your wellness.

     A little bit about my personal life: I was raised in Southern California but moved to Arizona for college in 2013. I met my husband in college and we stayed there until 2019 when we moved up to Portland for his job! We love living in Oregon, eating lots of amazing food and exploring the beautiful nature the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We have two amazing cats that we love to spend as much time as possible with!

My Focus

  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Childhood Abuse and Neglect
  • Childhood Trauma and Adverse Experiences
  • Sexual Assault
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorder + DID
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • First Responders

My Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Theory (REBT)
  • Adlerian Theory
  • EMDR
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoeducation
  • Attachment Theory
  • DBT

Supervised by Aileen McAteer, LCSW

Headshot by: Kimmi Burk