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Welcome

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, sometimes we need extra support, new ideas or clarity. Reaching out for help can be difficult, however you are strong and courageous to seek support when you need it. I help children, teens, families and women with a wide variety of concerns and issues. I listen and provide a safe and compassionate space with a nonjudgmental presence to help promote change. We will work together to understand your concerns, develop a fresh perspective with effective coping skills, solutions, and strategies for living healthier and happier. My goal/purpose is to provide a safe space for you to explore where you are emotionally, where you want to be, and give you tools and guidance in reaching your goals.

Do any of these describe you, your child, teen, or family?

  • Struggling with how to respond to and manage your child's behaviors and emotions?

  • Struggling with family concerns or life stressors which affect everyone in the family?

  • Feeling worried, fearful or anxious?

  • Experiencing sadness or grief?

  • Feeling stuck or helpless?

  • Running on empty?

  • Wanting more ease and joy in your life?

  • Recently experienced a big life change and are having trouble adjusting?

  • Feel like it’s not okay to be you?

Would you like to feel:

  • Supported and accepted

  • Less stress, worry, or sadness

  • More joy and hope

  • More clarity with a new perspective

  • Aligned with who you truly are

  • Comfortable in your relationships

  • More relaxed in your body

My services include:

  • Specializing in individual therapy for children and their families.

  • Therapy for teens and women

  • Working collaboratively with you or your child’s school, family physicians and psychiatrist when given your permission

About

Sabrina Ulrich

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker providing therapy to children and their families. I am also passionate about working with teens, women and LGBTQ community. I hold a great appreciation for assisting people in their journey to overcome life challenges and resolve problem areas in their lives in a supportive and encouraging environment. I will guide you in addressing patterns that keep you from feeling good in your own skin.

 

My background in clinical social work enhances my ability to work with a variety of clients with a wide array of concerns. We can work on a single concern and we can also work on a pattern of problems or concerns that seem to keep coming up for you, your child, adolescent or your family. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, life changes, parenting concerns, stress management, grief and loss, self-esteem, parent and child conflict, blended families, ADHD, school and behavioral issues.


Professional Experience:


I offer personal connections to the community I serve as I have lived and worked in the Marshall community for 17 years. I began my career as a school-based social worker and family educator for Southwest Health and Human Services in the Marshall Public Schools and then as a school social worker for the Marshall Public Schools. I completed a clinical internship at Southeastern Behavioral Health in Sioux Falls, SD providing therapy to children, adolescents, and their families in Sioux Falls and Salem, SD. I have extensive experience collaborating with area resources including other therapists, family physicians, psychiatrists, and schools.


Education and Clinical Training:


I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. I earned my bachelor’s degree in social work from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. I am licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota.

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Association of Social Work

  • Minnesota Board of Social Work

“The most beautiful eyes are those who see everything with love and compassion.” Nur Blessing

Brandi is a therapy dog who loves cuddling, playing, and connecting with people. Brandi and I have been a certified therapy dog team with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs since August, 2015. For clients who are comfortable with dogs and would like Brandi in our sessions, she brings affection, comfort, and unconditional love to my clients. She helps both children and adults feel more calm, comfortable and relaxed in my office. She even encourages communication and socialization, especially with adolescents. As she shares her smiles and joy, many clients feel genuine acceptance, less stress, and soothing comfort. Interactions with dogs like Brandi have been shown to decrease people’s stress hormones and increase the feel-good hormones to decrease stress and depression.

 

Our time together is driven by your personal needs and concerns or those of your child, adolescent/teen, or family. My intention is to provide a safe space for you to explore where you are emotionally, where you want to be, and to give you tools and guide you to reach your goals. I partner with my clients to determine what they want to focus on. We will begin therapy by assessing your present problem(s) or concerns, defining your needs, establishing your goals, and developing a plan for reaching these goals. I give you tools you can use immediately and for the rest of your life. I guide you to experience life beyond the boundaries of your issues or concerns.

 

I will work with you to build an emotionally safe and respectful relationship.

 

I am committed to helping people live more peaceful, meaningful lives as they achieve clarity and healing. I am passionate about using mind-body strategies and techniques that include the connection of the mind and body in order to regulate emotions. I recognize that change happens in the present as we face our fears, take responsibility for our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and move towards what we value and what gives purpose and meaning to us. I help clients work through their emotional, physical, and relational distress while focusing on your strengths. I hold genuine concern and empathy for you. I provide a compassionate and nurturing space with a confidential, relaxed, accepting, and nonjudgmental environment for you to explore difficult feelings, and break patterns that no longer serve you. I hold a great appreciation of strength and resilience within you and I value, encourage, and celebrate our individual differences. I will honor where you are in your story and we will begin our work from there to bring you more joy, peace, clarity, and balance. I collaborate with you, your child, adolescent/teen, or family to provide you with the support and tools you need to live your best life and be the best version of  yourself.


Our work together will be unique.

I integrate a variety of therapeutic techniques, blending elements of different approaches depending upon your goals and intentions. I implement a client-centered, holistic approach, I tailor therapy to your specific needs and guide you in interventions that utilize your strengths. I emphasize a strengths-based and family systems approach with clients while incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy along with play techniques and mindfulness. I bring an understanding of adult and childhood developmental processes and parenting strategies.


I primarily use:

  • Play Therapy Techniques

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Techniques

 

Through therapy, you can :

  • Find resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy

  • Gain a fresh perspective and a better understanding of yourself, your values and your goals Overcome challenges

  • Develop skills for improving your relationships

  • Learn new ways to cope with stress and anxiety

  • Manage anger, grief, depression, and other emotional stressors

  • Change old behavior patterns and developing new ones

  • Discover new ways to solve problems

  • Improve your self-esteem and boost self-confidence

  • Live to your full potential and improve your quality of life

 

Work With Me

Types of difficulties or issues I work with:

 

Children often show us how they are feeling with their behaviors. Whether a child is withdrawn, anxious, melting down, or getting into fights, these behaviors are telling us something. Children often don’t have the words or the ability to tell us how they are feeling and what they are experiencing. I am trained to discover the feelings beneath the behavior and give a voice to the child’s needs. I help children identify feelings and challenges, to problem solve and find new, productive ways to cope. I collaborate with parents and families in a way that has a child feeling supported, understood and cared about.

Issues Addressed:

  • Life transitions and changes such as a move, divorce, blended family

  • Social, emotional or behavioral issues

  • Fears, worries, or anxiety

  • Sadness and depression

  • Grief and loss

  • Difficulties with sibling relationships

  • Anger or irritability

  • Disruptive or aggressive behaviors

  • Self-control and impulsivity

  • Focus/inattention

  • Self-esteem concerns

  • Social skills and boundaries

  • Strengthening family relationships

  • Peer relationships or bullying

  • Trauma

  • Challenges with school difficulties

It can be tough to be a teenager, navigating social stressors and relationships, struggling with the challenges of growing up in a media rich society, academic pressures, and stressors related to family conflict, divorce, moves, or trauma. I give teens an outlet to process feelings, fears, dreams and hopes. I help them identify feelings and challenges, to problem solve and find new, productive ways to cope. I collaborate with parents and families in a way that has an adolescent feeling supported, understood and cared about, helping them feel empowered and equipped to get through life's challenges.

Issues Addressed:

  • Life transitions and adjustments such as a move, divorce, blended family

  • Fears, worries, or anxiety

  • Sadness and depression

  • Peer relationships/bullying

  • Stress management

  • Challenges with school difficulties

  • Grief and loss

  • Difficulties with sibling relationships

  • Anger or irritability

  • Disruptive or aggressive behaviors

  • Self-control and impulsivity

  • Focus and inattention

  • Self-esteem concerns

  • Social skills and boundaries

  • Aggressive behaviors

  • Trauma

  • Sexual orientation

  • LGBTQ

  • Gender Identity

Parenting can be the most joyful and rewarding job experienced, however it can often be the toughest job and a great source of stress. It can be difficult to know to respond to children’s behavior or how to handle tough parenting situations. It can be helpful to process these struggles, gain parenting tools and develop a plan for how to help your child. The whole family benefits when parents feel supported. An important part of my work is to offer perspective, provide support for parents, and interventions to implement at home.

 

Issues Addressed:

  • Changes in family structure

  • Conflicts between siblings or parents

  • Co-parenting

  • Difficulties with step-parenting or creating a blended family

  • Grief and loss

  • Parenting difficulties

  • Parent-child conflict

  • The need to develop better coping and problem-solving skills or more family structure

  • Stressful adjustments or transitions

I appreciate working with women to empower and help them with personal growth and developing self-understanding, leading to happier, more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Issues Addressed:

  • Adjustments to change related to losses, separation, divorce, relocation or

  • employment stresses

  • Depression or sadness

  • Worry, fear, or anxiety

  • Looking for balance and support in life

  • Stressful transitions

  • Stress management

  • Emotional reactivity or numbness

  • Anger or irritability

  • Self-care

  • The need to develop better coping and problem-solving skills

  • Unresolved childhood issues

  • Family and relationship stress

Insurance & Fees

Fees: $190 for the first 90-minute intake session and $125 for each 45-53 minute session thereafter.

 

 

Insurance: In order to bill insurance, please note that I will have to diagnose you or your child and provide that diagnosis to your insurance company in order to receive reimbursement. Further, some insurance companies have restrictions on the number of sessions and/or length of session.

 

In-Network: My services are covered by a number of insurance plans as a “preferred” or “in- network” provider. I will bill your insurance for you to help make the counseling process easier for you. You will be responsible for all fees not covered by your insurance.


I am a PREFERRED PROVIDER and IN-NETWORK with the following insurance companies:

  • Avera

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Medicaid

  • Preferred One

  • UCare

Out-of- Network: If I am not a “preferred provider” or “in-network” with your health care plan, I may still be covered in “out of network” benefits and I would be happy to file out-of- network claims for you.

 

Please verify your health insurance coverage before coming in for your first appointment to make sure your plan has mental health benefits and that I am covered under your plan.

 

It is important for you to ask your insurance the following:

  • How many sessions per year do you have?

  • Do you have a deductible?

  • How much of the deductible is met?

  • How much of the session fee is covered?

  • How much is your co-pay?

A cash-fee discounted rate is provided for client who are self-pay and do not utilize insurance.

 

I accept cash and checks.

Cancellation Policy - Because an appointment slot is saved for you, there will be a $50 charge for appointments cancelled or missed with less than 24 hours notice.

 
 
Contact

348 W. Main Street, Suite 109

 

Marshall MN 56258

(507) 476-0495

 

sulrich@counselingsvcs.com