Meet Sarah Shute
Sarah earned her Bachelors of Science in Sociology, Anthropology and minored in psychology from the University of Oregon in 2020 and earned her Master’s of Social Work with an emphasis in Generalist Practice from Pacific University in 2022. She has worked in secure adolescent inpatient treatment facilities doing suicide prevention and crisis intervention, in community mental health with low-income residents, and most recently with substance abuse and mental health co-occurring disorders in adolescents and young adults. Grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing, Sarah aims to create a safe setting that fosters growth and to know the person as a whole while remaining culturally attuned and aware of positionality. Sarah often brings in her certified therapy dog Mocha to sessions, a mighty but mini Shetland Sheepdog.