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Meet Our Counselors


Child-Centered Play Therapy

Preschool and Young Children

Individual Adults

Sarah Buddin, LCMCH-A

Born and raised in North Carolina, it truly is my home! I completed my Bachelor of Science in K-12 Elementary Education from NC State University and received my Master of Education in K-12 School Counseling from UNC-Chapel Hill. I have 7 years of experience working with children ages 5-11 to teach coping strategies to alleviate anxiety and anger in order to process life transitions. Additionally, my culminating work in Title I schools addressed a multitude of social-emotional and basic needs for children, families, and the community. Currently I am pursuing licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate  (LCMHC-A) and certification as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) in North Carolina. 


I am also qualified to treat the following mental health conditions: 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • ADHD

  • Women’s Issues

  • Grief and loss


In addition, I am also able to help individuals understand and cope with the following issues:

  • School Issues

  • Trained in utilizing Play Therapy

  • Stress management

  • Trauma-informed care

  • Conduct/Behavior Problems

  • Social Skills

  • Parent Coaching - Elementary age through Young Adults

  • Emotion regulation

  • Suicide prevention and intervention


My passion as a counselor is rooted in helping families overcome obstacles and alleviating systemic barriers, especially for people of color. I firmly believe every client deserves equitable access to affordable, high-quality mental health care and resources to mitigate societal marginalization. In my work with children and teens, I utilize Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT). Currently I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) modalities when counseling adults. I am excited to connect with you and your families to build an open, honest relationship, foster and cultivate strengths, and reach your goals!

In network with Cigna and most BlueCross BlueShield (Except BlueHome, BlueLocal, and BlueValue) and offering a reduced self pay fee.

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