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Meet Clinical Director and Owner

Sarah O'Brien
nsive Provider
Vetted Subject Matter Expert
Vetted Social Impact Catalyst

Interested in becoming part of The Team as a COACH? Contact me!



LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker-VA)

LCSW-C (Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical-MD)

CCATP (Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional)

CTMH (Certified Telemental Health Professional)

Gottman Trained for Couple's Therapy (Level 1)

Trauma-Informed Treatment Professional

Sarah O'Brien is the founder and clinical director of Thrive & Shine Counseling (TSC) and Thrive & Shine Coaching & Consulting (TSCC). She is an army brat who moved frequently from birth, in Frankfurt, Germany, to age 8, where Sarah and her family ended up in Ruckersville, Virginia. Sarah made Virginia her permanent home from there on out. She received her Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. After spending nearly 9 years of her early career in public mental health and surrounding area Community Services Boards, she decided to open her own private practice and finally live out the dream written in her college application essay.

Sarah practices using a variety of evidenced-based approaches. However, she mostly utilizes Neuroscience-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Sarah is the current Membership Chair and active member of the Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work-Richmond Chapter.

Sarah just started CONSULTING with burned out licensed mental health professionals who are looking to stay in the field but provide services their own way with MH Private Practice Start-Up Packages!

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