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Formerly St. Louis Center for Family Development

Sarah Darby, MSW, LCSW

Outpatient Therapist

Sarah Darby wearing a black top and gray blazer in front of a green nature background

Education: Master of Social Work – University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)

Areas of Expertise:
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Emotion Dysregulation
• Self-Injurious Behaviors
• Survivors of Trauma

Treatments Provided:
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Motivational Interviewing
• Prolonged Exposure Therapy
• Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Sarah Darby is an Outpatient Therapist at Sparlin Mental Health. In this role, Sarah provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families, in addition to co-facilitating a weekly DBT Skills Group.

While serving as a volunteer in a domestic violence shelter on the East Coast, Sarah was inspired to pursue a career in Social Work. Over the course of her studies, she provided trauma-focused interventions to children while working in domestic violence shelters, and led an intensive grant-funded DBT program for adolescents with chronic suicidality and self-injurious behaviors. These experiences have cultivated her expertise in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety and emotion dysregulation.

In addition to her career at Sparlin, Sarah runs a “micro farm” consisting of 6 chicks, 5 hens, 4 therapeutic guinea pigs, two dogs, one cat and one potbelly pig. The routine of feeding hens and collecting eggs is a daily mindfulness practice that helps Sarah maintain mental wellness in her own life.

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