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). 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 is currently working to become an approved supervisor for LCSW residents.