Sara Bates, MSW, LISW-S
Ms. Sara Bates is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Gender-Affirming and Sex Positive Therapy (writing medical letters for Transgender clients), CBT, DBT, and EMDR; treating both adolescents and adult populations. Her clinical approach is to meet the client where they are, by building on personal strengths and supporting them through life’s difficult challenges. She grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida moving to Ohio for College (The Ohio State University) and is a mother of five children. Before obtaining her Master’s in Social Work, she worked as a High School teacher in Richland County. This clinician has worked in past clinical roles related to Criminal Justice Therapy, Dual Diagnosis, Family Therapy, Woman Empowerment, LGBTQ and Sex Positive Social Work, as well as, training other therapists in the community mental health field.
This clinician is open to supervising LSW’s working on their Independent Licensure. Please send a direct email to Sara@freespiritcounselingllc.com for further information.