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Sarah Milam, Ph.D.

Adventure Psychologist

Education

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

Licensure

Supervised Psychologist

Role

I work in a joint-position as a psychologist for the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services and Adventure WV at WVU. In my role, I provide individual and group therapy, crisis counseling, assessment, supervision, and after-hours support at the Carruth Center. I also serve as part of the Adventure WV team to create collaborative wellness programs, training, and consultation for WVU students and staff using experiential engagement, group connection, and our extensive outdoor resources. Please reach out to me by email to learn more or request a collaborative program for your student group or organization!

Orientation

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. 

Interests

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. 

Bio

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. 

Hobbies

Playing outside, water-skiing, boating, hiking, reading, writing letters, crafts, coffee-side chats, cooking, gardening.

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