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Sarah Riley

MSW, LCSWA

I grew up on a farm in Southern Virginia. I graduated from Radford University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Sociology. In 2009 I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from Radford University. My primary focus for my Masters level education was Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse. I have experience working with a variety of ages, diagnoses, and cultural backgrounds including children, adults, couples, and families.

I also have training and experience in areas such as:


  • Anxiety 

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Familial Conflict 

  • Birth Trauma/ Postnatal Mental Health Diagnosis

  • Grief/ Loss

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 


I am also able to help individuals understand and cope with the following concerns:

  • Communication

  • LGBTQ+  

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Family dynamics

  • Executive Functioning 

  • Life transitions 

  • Stress management

  • Conduct/Behavior Problems

  • Self acceptance 

  • Stress and coping skills 

  • Social Skills

  • Emotion regulation

  • Impulse control and Distress tolerance 


I am passionate about creating a safe, welcoming, and judgment free space for my clients to express their truths and work on issues they feel are most important.   I do this through a therapeutic approach that is client centered and strengths based. I use a therapeutic approach that is client centered and strengths based. My approach is influenced by theories like Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Harm Reduction, and Family Systems Therapy. Providing a safe space for my clients. To provide a place of safety to express truths and solve issues that are most important to my client is paramount for me in my practice. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and employ an intersectional approach to providing therapy. 

In network with Cigna and most BlueCross BlueShield (Except BlueHome, BlueLocal, HealthyBlue and BlueValue).  Also offering a reasonable self pay rate.

To schedule with Sarah Riley contact:


info@wccounseling.com 

919-439-9323

Sarah Riley

Accepted Insurance:

  • Aetna

  • BlueCross BlueShield (Exceptions: BlueHome, BlueLocal, HealthyBlue and BlueValue)

  • Cigna

  • United Healthcare/Optum filed as OUT OF NETWORK

  • Reasonable Self Pay Rate

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