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Dr. Sarah E. Carlson, LPC-S, RPT-S,
Owner and Director


I feel very lucky to have worked as a helping professional for the past 25 years. Starting as a dance teacher, nanny and kindergarten teacher, to then becoming a counselor, play therapist, yoga teacher, and university professor, I have found I gain as much from my relationships as my students and clients gain from their internal growth and change. Over the past 17 years, I have provided therapy services in a children's home, schools, childcare centers, university counseling clinics, at a local non-profit, and in the private sector. Each experience is a meaningful one.

I provide therapy from a humanistic, developmental perspective, meaning I focus on your past experiences and your current stressors to help you find relief. Our relationship is the most important part of therapy, so I strive to create a warm, safe, and compassionate place to help you or your child grow.  As someone who is a high-achiever with anxiety and attention difficulties, I understand how these things affect childhood, your teenage years, adulthood, social & romantic relationships, and parenting. Let me know how I can support you or your family today.

Licensing and certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor

  • Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor 

  • Child-Centered Play Therapy - Supervisor

  • Child-Parent Relationship Training - Supervisor

  • EMDR-Trained

  • Experienced - Registered Yoga Teacher 200

  • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

  • Oh Baby! Fitness® Pre/Postnatal Certified Instructor

  • Mindfulness Certification Training (MCT) Graduate


  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling from the University of North Texas

  • Masters of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward's University 

  • Bachelors of Science in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin



  • private pay $210/session


  •  DFW Child magazine Mom-Approved provider 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2024


  • children (ages 3-10)

  • pre-teens (ages 10-14)

  • teens (ages 14-18)

  • adults (ages 18+)

  • families


  • ADHD

  • anxiety

  • attachment/relationship concerns

  • attachment-based trauma

  • childhood trauma

  • family system concerns

  • family transitions

  • giftedness

  • life transitions

  • infertility

  • mindfulness/yoga

  • parenting concerns

  • perfectionism

  • sibling relationships

  • twice-exceptionalism 

  • twins and families with multiples

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