My name is Dr. Sara Spowart and I provide compassion-based therapy in-person and remotely. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and my Florida Registration Number is MT 4262. I provide both in-person and remote therapeutic support.
My focus is on helping you create the life of your dreams and to be strong and resilient in the face of any obstacle. I work in an individualized, boutique fashion so that every client receives the tools and exact support they need for whatever they are dealing with in their lives.
We work to break harmful life patterns that individuals may feel stuck in so they can reach higher and higher levels of wellbeing. I specialize in a range of issues from supporting children, couples and families who are struggling, to helping victims of violence, abuse and trauma. We work so that you can become the lightest, most fulfilled version of yourself. I take a humanistic approach to therapy where we increase your life satisfaction and happiness and aim to fulfill your greatest potential.
I am currently writing a book called "Being Joy" to provide greater holistic support to clients. Until it's published please feel free to watch livestreams and posts on my Facebook "Feel Happy" page. I'm also currently writing a book with my brother Zachary Spowart, a licensed addiction counselor and owner of Silver Lining Recovery in Orange County, CA. The book is called "Love in Life" and is about living a love-centered life that is fulfilling and brings you higher and higher levels of happiness & wellbeing.
I specialize in supporting individuals to create their 'lightest life' possible, where they no longer feel burdened and heavy or stuck in any situation. Compassion & happiness-filled living is my goal for you.
With So So Much Love!!
Dr. Sara :)
Additional Information On My Background:
Aside from compassion-based therapy, I'm also trained to teach or facilitate:
1) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy through the University of California, San Diego Medical School Center for Mindfulness,
2) Gentle and Restorative Yoga through Bella Prana Yoga Studio,
3) Usui Reiki and Karuna (Compassion) Reiki
4) Clinical Hypnotherapy Treatment
5) EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
I'm currently completing a Clinical Doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (Expected graduation September 2022). I'm also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, a PhD in Public Health with a concentration on mindfulness for happiness and a Master's degree in Public Administration with a focus on international non-profit management.
I have more than 10 years of university level teaching experience as well as 7 years of mental health and wellbeing experience.
I combine my personal experience, mental health training, university and holistic health experience in all the work I do.
Additional information can be found on my Psychology Today profile as well as my Linked-In profile.
“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. ... Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.”