Charlottesville Empowerment Counseling and Wellness Services

Sara Ghose, M.A.
Doctoral Extern 
Pronouns: She/They

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Sarah is a Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student at Virginia Commonwealth University. All of their work at Charlottesville Empowerment will be supervised by Dr. Tasha Nadasdi. She has multiple years of supervised experience providing individual and group therapy across inpatient, university counseling center, primary care, and community mental health settings.

 

Sarah utilizes an integrated, client-centered approach to her work with clients, greatly informed by intersectional feminist and relational-cultural theories. She is committed to providing multiculturally humble, affirming, and socially just care. They have experience utilizing other evidence-based therapy modalities, including ACT, CBT, and interpersonal therapies, and integrate other such modalities into their work as indicated to meet clients’ specific needs.

Sarah works with several concerns, including adjustment to chronic illness, self-concept, illness self-concept, depression, anxiety, life transitions, identity exploration, and the role of systemic power, oppression, and privilege in contributing to and maintaining distress. Their collaborative, democratic approach to therapy is based on the belief that each client is the expert on their own lived experiences as well as the belief that there are many different paths toward and definitions of wellness.

 

Sarah currently lives in Petersburg, VA with her cat Tommie. They spend their free time rewatching Gilmore Girls, crafting, reading, and thinking about going to the gym, but never quite seeming to make it there. She is excited to work as a part of the Charlottesville Empowerment team and to partner with clients on their personal wellness journeys.