Sara Kathleen Lis

Counselor, MS, LMHC

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(716) 271-9628

Sara Kathleen Lis

Counselor, MS, LMHC


Location

Offers online therapy

Sanctuary Counseling
381 Kenmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 271-9628

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Sigmund Freud once said, “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” For me, this quote has always encapsulated one of the most important aspects of mental health. I believe that our ability to grow comes from our ability to heal; and for us to heal we need to be able to cope with our deepest struggles. It is in the act of opening up that we make our day-to-day existence an opportunity to develop as people; it’s how we become more resilient, and in the process of being vulnerable with others, we learn to love ourselves.
This is what I strive for when I build a rapport with my clients. For over seven years I have been a licensed mental health counselor working with diverse populations of all age groups. My strategies are client-focused, and my goal is to help you facilitate the skills needed to cope, and to eventually move beyond coping to full healing and recovery.
In my experience, if you are willing to put in the work, you can forge a way forward, adapting to life as it comes. I’m proud of you for reaching out and believe you can move past your pain to something better.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $124
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BCBS | BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Independent Health
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: New York / 011044
  • School: Canisius College
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Location

Sanctuary Counseling
381 Kenmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 271-9628
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Deaf Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Biofeedback
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 5 May 2021
Sara Kathleen Lis, MS, LMHC, Counselor in Buffalo

Sara Kathleen Lis

Counselor, MS, LMHC