Sara Lewis, MS, LCPC, CCATP
Entrepreneurs, Corporate Professionals, Middle Adolescents (15-17), Late Adolescents/College (18-21), Women, Moms, and Men.
Decision-Making Challenges, Anxiety, Panic, Life Struggles, Women’s Issues, Parenting, and Health Concerns.
Sara grew up in Highland Park, ventured abroad, and has a unique story that helps her understand others’ struggles. Before becoming a therapist, Sara was a successful professional in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. She managed Vanity Fair Magazine’s marketing/promotions department in London and produced documentary films abroad before returning home to HP to open a lingerie boutique, Cheeky. Sara’s a mom of two, a wife, and loves helping people find calm in chaos with potential options they didn’t know existed.
Sara will be the first to tell you that things don’t always work out as you planned. Resilience and flexibility are key. She has personally faced many challenges in life, including health, which drove her to become a therapist to help others. Sara knows how to help people come out of challenges, stronger & smiling!
Are you struggling with making a big decision? Feeling anxious and unsure how to move forward? Have you or a loved-one received health concerns? Sara’s got you.
Corporate Professionals & Entrepreneurs
Sara attended Indiana University, graduated from The American University in Washington D.C., and then spent many years living and working abroad (in London and Norway) managing Vanity Fair Magazine’s marketing/promotions department and producing documentary films before returning home to open/run Cheeky, a lingerie boutique.
Now, as a therapist, Sara loves helping people figure out different paths to finding success and happiness in their professional lives.
Sara knows the importance of taking care of yourself — mentally, physically and emotionally. Sara knows ALL women, truly, need support! Life is messy – parenting is hard – and as mothers, we are the emotional leaders in our homes. Everyone in the family is learning from what WE are doing, how WE are dealing, and when/how WE are connecting to ourselves and others.
She also gets how challenging it can be for women, as we so often take care of everyone else first. She loves helping women reset, refocus and rejuvenate so that they can be their best for themselves, their families, and loved ones.
At 37 years old, when Sara was pregnant with her second child, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Her whole life changed in an instant. She wanted professional support and looked high and low to find a therapist who really understood what she and her family were going through. She never found that person so, once finished with treatment, it became the driving motivation for Sara to refocus, go back to school, change careers and become a therapist. She is now able to be that support for other cancer patients, survivors, and those who love them. She is the counselor who “gets it”.
As a cancer survivor, mom, and wife, Sara has a special gift for understanding how to support people struggling in their lives – as well as with their health. Sara also knows that a diagnosis doesn’t just impact one person. A diagnosis significantly impacts everyone involved – the patient, their families, caregivers, and friends.
High School & College
Sara grew up in Highland Park, attended Indiana University, graduated from The American University in Washington D.C., and worked at North Shore Academy so she understands the pressures kids face today in the North Shore – personally and professionally.
What she loves most about helping high school, college, and young adults? Finding a place of calm in their chaos and figuring out potential options they didn’t know existed. Then, with new skills and strategies, helping them to feel prepared to move forward. Whether it’s struggling with anxiety in friendships, academics, applying to colleges, leaving home, or professional choices — Sara helps make a clear plan to move in a direction with greater peace of mind and confidence.
Sara’s sense of adventure
Sara approaches everything with curiosity and a spirit of adventure. Her life shows that!
Sara will be the first to tell you that things don’t always work out as you planned so resilience and flexibility are key. Life doesn’t have to follow a straight line or the rules and expectations outlined by others. There is not just one way to do anything – there are options for everything! Sara wants to help others find their paths to live their best lives – wherever their roads may take them.
To contact Sara directly call (847) 919-9096 ext. 28 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.