Sarah Smith



Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

Licensed Professional Counselor

Prior to entering the counseling field, Sarah spent several years ministering to college students in the U.S. and Japan. She continues to have a passion to help others experience healing and address the deeper issues in their lives. Sarah earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She previously worked at Child Guidance Center and Lutheran Family Services before opening a private practice in 2013.

Sarah strives to create a warm and welcoming environment where clients feel safe and cared for. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques while integrating biblical truth and principles throughout the counseling process. Sarah currently works with women 19 yrs. and up who are dealing with depression, anxiety, boundaries, trauma, parenting and relationship concerns. Sarah’s sweet spot is providing a safe space for missionaries and ministry staff to process through their own story.

Sarah typically works part-time, as she primarily stays home to take care of their three children. Her hobbies include cooking healthy meals, reading, going for walks and spending time with those she loves.


Accepting New Clients

Areas of Expertise

Women's Issues

Ministry Challenges

Cross Cultural Concerns


Common Issues






Communication Skills

Parenting Young Children

Life Balance/Transitions

Chronic Health Issues


Clientele Served




Ministry Leaders

Campus Ministry Staff


A little something extra about Sarah...

Masters: University of Nebraska at Lincoln --- Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Navigators Missionary: Shizuoka, Japan
College: University of Nebraska at Lincoln --- Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
High School: East High School (Lincoln, NE)

  • Cooking
  • Keeping our toddler from injuring himself
  • Drinking good coffee
  • Reading a good book

  • Travel with my husband abroad to counsel missionaries in the field
    4.5 out of 5

    My husband and I have long had the dream of regularly flying overseas to help support missionaries on the field.

  • Travel to Israel and Italy
    4.0 out of 5

    I'd like to visit the holy lands and see the romantic sights of Italy with my romantic husband.

  • Visit Friends in Japan
    3.5 out of 5

    I'd like to go back to Japan and visit the friends I made during my time there after college... and meet their beautiful children!