Dr. Sarah Schonian, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Sarah completed her Master’s of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After the completion of her masters, she continued her academic journey at Texas Tech University, where she received her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy in the department of Community, Family and Addiction Sciences. Dr. Sarah has research, teaching, and clinical experience working with drug, alcohol, and process addictions (e.g., eating disorders, self-harm, gambling, etc.). She taught an undergraduate course entitled, Understanding Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviors at Texas Tech University, where she was given the opportunity to teach and mentor students about addiction.
Dr. Sarah worked as a mental health professional at a residential treatment center for substance use disorders. She had the opportunity to help individuals, couples, and families begin their recovery from addiction. She also facilitated both individual client groups (e.g., CBT, women’s trauma, addiction education, etc.) and multifamily groups, as part of a structured, research-based, family program.
In addition to her clinical and teaching experience in the field of addiction and recovery, Dr. Sarah also has experience as a researcher in the field. More specifically, she has been involved with several research teams, designing and implementing various research projects related to addiction and recovery. She has served as a mentor to others interested in research in the field of mental health, women’s issues, addiction, and recovery.
Dr. Sarah is passionate about empowering women to love themselves through self-discovery, introspection, and learning how to be the most authentic version of themselves. She is an advocate for women, helping them to increase their self-esteem and find their voice in the world. She believes that providing ethical and quality patient care should be the biggest priority at any treatment facility. Witnessing deficits in treatment, specifically related to women living with addiction and co-occurring disorders, motivated her to open The Fearless Kind, where patient care will always be a priority.
Training on topics related to addiction recovery, gender-responsive care, co-occurring disorders, and more may be available throughout the year. You or your organization may also request training on related topics.
Dr. Sarah provides workshops on various topics related to mindfulness, wellness, gender-responsive care, co-occurring disorders, and more!
Consultation available on gender-responsive care, integration of eating disorder assessment and intervention, and treatment policies and procedures.
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