When it comes to therapy, Sarah Vendegna’s philosophy is simple: no one should be alone during the difficult times in life. She has always had the personal belief that everyone has a story to tell and this story should be heard. Nothing is more healing than having someone there when a helping hand is needed most. Sarah also firmly believes in the power of humor both in and out of therapy. Sometimes it is essential to take time where clients can have the opportunity to simply laugh and acknowledge the good life has to offer.
At Foundations Counseling, Sarah Vendegna works with a diverse range of clients who seek services, including:
- Adolescent and Teen – depression, anxiety, family roles and communication, self-esteem and self-worth issues, school and family issues, anger and defiance, effects of divorce, life coaching and goal setting, bullying, social and relationship problems, sibling issues
- Health and Wellness – mind/body connection, lifestyle changes, smoking cessation, healthy eating habits, active lifestyle benefits, mental/physical health education, sleeping habits, self-worth
- Individual Counseling – trauma, abuse, coping skills, emotional regulation, psychoeducation, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, sleep disorders, brain injuries, stress management, life coaching, grief support, relational and attachment issues
- Relationships and Family Counseling – communication, sexuality and intimacy issues, alternative relationships, divorce recovery, addiction and/or codependency, conflict resolution, trauma recovery, parent coaching and support
Sarah Vendegna earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana where she also minored in Visual Arts. She then ventured to Hays, Kansas and received a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Fort Hays State University. After spending two years practicing in Massachusetts, Sarah decided to return to Colorado and obtained her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation.
Over the past several years, Sarah has had the opportunity to work in many clinical settings and with a variety of age groups. She first began working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults in Lafayette, LA. Shortly after this, Sarah started her work in an outpatient counseling center on the Fort Hays State University campus where she was able to meet with college students coping with life transitions. She then completed an internship at an inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents in Hays, KS and assisted families in managing their children’s emotional and behavioral issues. Sarah returned to the outpatient setting and was able to gain years of valuable experience working with all ages and issues in Agawam, Massachusetts. Not only has she been fortunate enough to be exposed to numerous areas of the mental health field, but she has also gained a unique perspective of cultures across the country and world.
Being born and raised in South Louisiana, Sarah Vendegna is a true Cajun at heart. Her authentic personality shines through in everything she does and she treats everyone with kindness. Sarah ultimately believes we all deserve good food and good company in order to have a happy life. She is also a firm believer in having a physically active life. When she is not working with clients, you can find her working out and training for obstacle course races with her husband.