Sarah Loux, MA, LMHC
Life can bring pain and frustration into one's heart and mind. It creates sadness, anxiety, and a feeling of being stuck. It may feel hard to imagine that it is possible to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Therapy can offer clarity and strength as you work through, rather than avoid, that which causes you pain. Providing a safe space for someone to process is essential; and together we can traverse the inner journey of self-discovery. Through exploring one's thoughts, feelings, and the unconscious, this can help brings to the surface that which keeps one stuck in unhealthy patterns.
My approach to therapy considers Attachment Theory and its impact on one’s relationship to oneself and others. The most fundamental principle of this approach is that we learn relational patterns from our earliest relational environments, usually with parents or other caregivers. The relational patterns are styles in which we develop healthy or unhealthy attachments to others, emotional regulation styles, and the concepts that we have about ourselves. These styles of relating become second nature to us, and become our internal working model of the self and others. Having a strong relationally-oriented approach to my clients, I believe building strong connections with my clients is fundamental. My preferred therapeutic modalities are Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I have worked with clients of all ages in a variety of therapeutic settings; however, my primary focus has been to work with women. I have substantial experience working with depression and anxiety, relationship struggles, unexpected pregnancies, body image struggles and self-worth issues. I’m experienced in helping clients with parenting issues. I have been trained as a Registered Circle of Security (COS) Parenting Facilitator and I have guided parent-education groups using COS and Hand in Hand training protocols.
I was born and raised in Switzerland, and I immigrated to the United States when I was 9 years old. In my spare time, I enjoy mediation, yoga, hiking, biking, traveling the world, reading, spending time in nature, enjoy the Fine Arts, listening to music, and spending time with my family. I am passionate about holistic living, and believe that one’s health comes from a balanced mind, body and soul.