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About Sarah

To the deep thinkers and feelers out there, it sure can feel lonely. Why are relationships so hard? Why don’t people seem to understand how hard you are trying, how much you care? Why does it feells like everyone else has the playbook to life and somehow you didn’t get your copy? Why does it feel like the world is asking you to be smaller, have less personality, be less intelligent, to be more simple? 

Don’t lose hope. You can be somewhere where you will be deeply seen, heard, understood and supported. If you feel like you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and/or PTSD, you don’t have to be stuck in this state forever. You can find clarity and connection within yourself and with others. 


If you think I couldn’t possibly understand your unique experience or your unique way of living life, try me. If you think that change is for other people and you are destined to the unfulfilling life you are living, challenge that. A full life is yours to live. The risk is worth the reward.


Book a 15-minute phone consult to see if we are a good fit to work together by emailing me directly at

Sarah Thurman, EMDR therapist in Athens GA offering attachment focused EMDR

My Philosophy

Cactus Plant

We are not meant to do life alone. Period. As the great couples therapist Esther Perel says: “The quality of our life is determined by the quality of our relationships.” Therapy can be a critical relationship in changing the tides of loneliness and isolation in one’s life and restoring senses of safety and belonging inside and outside of your body. Every human needs and deserves safety and belonging, that includes you. 

Each of us holds infinite wisdom and love within ourselves. Therapy is a place where you can find your way home, at whatever pace works for you. Therapy is a place where you can practice listening to the sound of your own voice in front of someone who will not judge, repress, dismiss or reject you. Therapy is a place to cultivate hope. Therapy is a place to heal. No matter how badly you have been hurt, no matter how much pain you carry, I believe in your ability to heal. There are many roads to healing and we will work together to unlock your healing potential and get you back on the wild ride that is the present moment.

Lastly, I will be genuinely affirming of your unique experiences, curiosities, framework of seeing this world and will work with you on your life’s journey. You can be your silly, sad, messy, loud, kinky, awkward, silent self with me – I’m here for it.

Education, Training, and Certifications


  • Master of Social Work - The University of Georgia

  • Secondary Education Teaching Credential - California Polytechnic Institute, Humboldt

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science - California Polytechnic Institute, Humboldt


  • EMDR Training, Personal Transformation Institute

  • Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, Polaris Institute

  • TeleMental Health Certificate, The Knowledge Tree


Unique Interest areas

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Psychonaut 

  • Nature connection

  • Dream interpretation

  • Spiritual exploration

Books on the Desk
Plant & Irrigation System

"Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.  Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream."

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