• Sarah Meadows, LCPC

    While creating art in college, I realized that it provided a reflection of hidden emotions, without words, that were subconscious. It was a pivotal point for me, as I realized the power it had for healing.

    Once I understood the power of art to speak for what was hidden, I decided to pursue a degree in art therapy at George Washington University. After graduation, and before becoming a therapist, I taught art in special education settings to middle and high school students with mental health challenges. I wanted my students to feel emotionally safe to create and develop a sense of confidence. This became my mission: providing necessary emotional support, creating flexibility with lessons, and developing accessibility to the art-making process itself.

    While on a summer sabbatical, I completed a lifelong dream of obtaining yoga teacher certification after practicing for many years. Since then, I completed requirements to become a licensed therapist. I have facilitated art therapy groups and guided relaxation, mindfulness, and yoga classes in various public settings. It is a rewarding experience to combine these skills while assisting clients with their healing and journey to inner peace.

    Education and Credentials

    • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
    • MA in Art Therapy, George Washington University, May 2006
    • BA in Art History-Studio Art, University of West Florida, April 2000
    • AA from Leeward Community College, May 1995
    • Studies at University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, July 1995; Kobe YMCA International Center, Kobe, Japan, July 1997
    • Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, November 2021 – continuing
    • Advanced Professional Certificate: Art K-12, Special Education

    Special Training/Certifications

    • Yoga for Arthritis (3-hour certificate)
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    • Life Space Crisis Intervention
    • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
    • Domestic Violence Training Certificate
    • Journal Therapy: Writing as a Therapeutic Tool
    • Principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
    • Treating Trauma