And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”-Anais Nin
Sara Palmer, MA, LCSW: I completed my undergraduate degree in Sociology, with a minor in Psychology at State University of New York at Purchase in 2002. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work at the State University of New York at Albany in 2006. I have worked in community mental health since 2006, beginning in a rural county clinic focused on treating individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse related disorders. My positions held range from direct care practice to regional manager and supervising other therapists. My true passion is working with individuals to help guide them to make positive changes within themselves. I specialize in working with adults, trauma, phase of life changes, and veterans. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities: mindfulness based practices, SFBT, CBT and DBT. I believe in the value of incorporating a person’s support system, areas of interests, culture and spiritual beliefs to help them achieve their goals.
Mardi Clewett Von Ronne, MA, LPCC, PhD Candidate: I have been offering somatic healing work and coaching in private practice since 2004, having been initially trained in the body-based practice of transpersonal breathwork. I received my Master’s degree in Psychology in 2019 from Meridian University in Petaluma, CA, am a candidate for LPC licensure, and working on my dissertation. My undergraduate degree was in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I’ve worked the past three years in community mental health. I enjoy working with all ages, including kids, teens, adults, and families. I enjoy helping individuals resource to their innate creativity, and to find their path to self-acceptance, tapping into the most true version of themselves. I use a mix of modalities including depth orientations, dream work, mindfulness, Relational-Cultural theory, CBT, and practice cultural sensitivity and an honoring of one’s unique value systems, spirituality, and strengths.