Wisdom Within Counseling, LLC. Experiential Marriage and Family Therapy near East Lyme. 8 West Main St. Niantic, CT 06357. Call/Text to get started in therapy 860- 451-9364. KatieZiskindMft@gmail.com.
Hello! I am Sarah Elges and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in the Southeastern region of Connecticut. As a therapist at Wisdom Within Counseling in Niantic, Connecticut, I specialize with overly stressed children and self-harming, depressed teenagers.
First off, I love helping anxious children learn to manage stress. To start, I know that not every child likes going to school. In addition, school anxiety and peer drama are really hard for a growing adolescent to get good grades needed to succeed later in life. By creating healthy coping strategies now through therapy with me at Wisdom Within Counseling, your child can learn to self-soothe and feel confidence being him or herself!
Before working in Niantic helping children and teens overcome anxiety and worry, I have help a number of other therapeutic positions. Additionally, I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic programs including a clinical day school, partial hospital program, outpatient therapy, and mobile crisis intervention through 211. And, I am currently an active Mobile Crisis clinician for southeast Connecticut. So, this means that I drive to help self-harming teens in a moment of crisis, usually once police are on the scene. Therefore, I talk with the distressed, depressed teen in that moment as an on-call therapist to calm, relax, and soothe, so they don’t hurt him or herself. Moreover, I enjoy working with children of all ages and their families. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I would love to work with you directly on managing stress, school anxiety, and creating healthy coping strategies!
Why Do I Love Working With Anxious Children and Depressed Teens?
I love working with teens because they are in such an important place in life. Their thoughts move a hundred miles a minute, but they are also in the perfect place to learn positive coping skills. From therapy with me in Niantic at Wisdom Within Counseling, I am confident I can help your teen learn positive skills to minimize self-harming. In addition, I love teaching teens important coping skills to handle their feelings in more helpful, soothing ways.
Where Have I Worked Before?
My experience as a Mobile Crisis clinician has also enhanced my ability to create immediate treatment and safety plans for those who have engaged in self harm, conduct risk assessments if necessary, and provide coping skills surrounding school avoidance and refusal. Asking for help is not an easy task, so I like to offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and supportive space where you can focus on your goals. I look forward to helping you learn the skills to fulfill your goals and reach your full potential.