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      Sarah McGahran

      Sarah McGahran – LCSWA

      Primary Therapist

      • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
      • Master of Social Work from the Simmons College School of Social Work
      • Certified Yoga Teacher
      • Wilderness First Responder
      • Clinical expertise in:

      Rigid Thinking | Anxiety | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Attachment | Adoption Issues

      Sarah worked with a wide array of groups within Trails before finding her rhythm within the Charlie group. Her previous experience with adolescent girls helps Sarah to create innovative solutions for resistant behaviors, rigid thinking, and anxiety. Her graduate studies focused on attachment issues. Because of that, she enjoys working with adoptees and their families. Trails provides an opportunity for her to incorporate personal interests in movement, yoga, and mindfulness into an impactful and positive experience for her clients and families. She is extremely passionate about helping teens further develop their sense of identity and celebrate areas of strength and growth. In her work with students, she enjoys adding in immersive therapeutic techniques that go beyond talk therapy. For example, she utilizes various art mediums to help students express what’s really going on inside.

      You will commonly find her mini Australian Shepard by her side at Trails while at work, or during her free time hiking, mountain biking, and running. Sarah was the same age as the girls in her group when she hiked 100 miles of the Appalachian trail so she understands first hand the rewarding experience wilderness therapy can provide for an adolescent.