Sarah Milam, Ph.D.
B.A. in Psychology and Government & Politics, University of Maryland, College Park;
M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Towson University;
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, West Virginia University
Internship: West Virginia University Carruth Center
I use an integrative approach in my therapeutic work. My goal is always to tailor my approach to what fits best for my client. My orientation typically incorporates interpersonal process, cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based approaches grounded in a feminist/multicultural framework.
Individual and group counseling; multicultural, diversity, and social justice issues; positive psychology and strengths-based growth; post-traumatic growth; eco-psychology and wellness applications of outdoor engagement.
I was born and raised right outside of Annapolis, MD. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park and my master's degree at Towson University before coming to Morgantown in 2015 to pursue my doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Therapeutically, I have experience working with children and adults in community mental health and university counseling centers. I have worked with people on a broad range of presenting concerns and enjoy learning about the unique lived-experiences and perspectives of each person.
In addition to my therapeutic work, I have extensive experience working in university academic and student-life, focusing on leadership development, risk-management, and outdoor experiential learning. One of my passions is to develop creative ways to merge outdoor experiential learning with my therapeutic work. As an avid lover of the outdoors I am thrilled to be in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia for my pre-doctoral internship year.
Playing outside, water-skiing, boating, hiking, reading, writing letters, crafts, coffee-side chats, cooking, gardening.