Sara Iadarola, MS, LPC, NCC, CHC

Name:Sara Iadarola
Gender:Female
Specialty:Counselor—Professional
Other Specialties—Certified Health Coach
Location:PO BOX 2761
Danbury, CT 06813
Phone: 203-448-6454
www.saraiadarola.net
 
Introduction:
Therapy must be a collaborative effort between client and therapist. People are resourceful, capable of self-understanding and self-direction, able to make constructive changes and able to live productive lives. Where we are going is more critical than from where we are coming. I take on the role of helping my clients form a plan detailing what they want and how they plan to get it. I assist my clients to identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones. Clients identify both the thoughts and the behaviors that are causing distress and change those thoughts in order to readjust the behavior. I provide techniques to give clients a greater degree of control over negative thinking. In therapy, clients are educated with concrete skills through the provision of instructions, modeling, and performance feedback. Clients are taught that they have the necessary tools to solve problems, transforming them from being passive and helpless to being active, resourceful, and competent.  I guide clients to set realistic solutions with step-by-step goals, practiced in sessions and through homework assignments.  Clients will learn to think for themselves, maximize personal strengths, and acquire cognitive skills and behavior control. In my practices, each individual is viewed as a whole (body/mind/spirit).  Because I am a Certified Health Coach and a Licensed Professional Counselor/National Certified Counselor, my areas of expertise have grown to include clients who have issues with setting goals, weight loss and management, migraines, ADHD, food allergies/sensitivities, physical agility and endurance, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, pain management, hypertension, phobic disorders, relationship problems, and parenting difficulties. I work with clients and families who want to use natural methods for getting well and finding balance in their lives.
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Education:
SchoolDegreeMajorGraduation
University of ConnecticutBachelors of ArtsCommunication Disorders & PsychologyMay 1999
University of BridgeportMaster of ScienceElementary EducationDecember 2000
Western Connecticut State UniversityMaster of Science in Counselor EducationSchool & Community CounselingMay 2008
Institute for Integrative NutritionCertificateHealth CoachJuly 2009
Experience:
PositionOrganizationLocationDuration
Grade 4 and 5 Language Arts TeacherBethel Public SchoolsBethel, CTAugust 2001-July 2008
IICAPS Masters Level ClinicianWellpath Behavioral Health for Children & FamiliesDanbury, CTJuly 2008-December 2009
Owner & Certified Health CoachWellness from WithinGreater Danbury & Waterbury areas of CTJuly 2009-Present
Owner and Licensed Professional CounselorSara Iadarola, MS, LPC, LLCGreater Waterbury & Danbury areas of CTApril 2010-Present
Distance CounselorCOPE TODAYcomputer/phoneJuly 2010-Present
Part-time School CounselorEducation ConnectionDanbury, CTNovember 2010-Present
License:
NameIssued ByDuration
Certified Teacher (k-6)State of ConnecticutSince May 2001
Certified School Guidance CounselorState of ConnecticutSince May 2008
Certified Health CoachAmerican Association of Drugless PractitionersSince July 2009
Licensed Professional CounselorState of Connecticut Dept. of Public HealthSince January 2010
National Certified CounselorNational Board for Certified CounselorsSince January 2011
Membership:
TitleOrganizationDuration
Professional CounselorAmerican Counseling AssociationSince September 2005
National Certified CounselorNational Board for Certified CounselorsSince January 2011
Association:
Title/RelationshipOrganizationDuration
Licensed Professional CounselorAmerican Counseling AssociationSince September 2005
Certified Health CoachAmerican Association of Drugless PractitionersSince July 2009
Other Location:
I provide mental health counseling in your home. I have met many people in my experiences who could not get to a counselor's office for sessions for many different reasons. This gave me the idea to go to those people so they could still receive the support they want and/or need. I travel around the Danbury area (Ridgefield, Brookfield, Bethel, Danbury, Newtown, Southbury, Middlebury) and the Litchfield area (Watertown, Woodbury, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Oakville) of Connecticut.
Insurance:I do not accept insurance at this time.
Fee:
Because I do not accept insurance, there is a sliding scale depending on client need.  
Schedule:
Very flexible. Afternoon,Evening, and some Weekend times available.
Language:English

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