More About Me- Sarah Penoli

Howdy!! I’m Sarah Penoli, an LPC- Associate at Bright Space Therapy. I got my start working in private practice with tweens, teens and young adults, ages 11-30. I am intentional about building that initial therapist/client rapport and make the therapy room feel safe and comfortable. I am especially skilled in helping clients build self-esteem, set boundaries, and improve communication. The world we live in can be so hard to navigate, its easy to get pushed around and made to feel really small, especially when we are young. I love being able to advocate for my clients and help them find themselves and their voice on their own terms!

No matter your age, life can be pretty intense. School, friends, family, work, figuring out who you are – it’s a lot to juggle. It can make you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or just plain confused! Let me tell you, that’s totally normal, and that’s why I’m here! In my office there are no wrong answers or dumb responses, your feelings MATTER and I’m here to help you figure those out! Some of the approaches I use are solution-focused and person-centered approaches as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and tailor them to fit each client’s personal needs.

A little about me, you can almost always find me reading a book or watching one of my favorite comfort shows when I have time! I also love learning through podcasts for both work and just for fun! I’m very passionate about self-care, so working out, making sure I’m eating well and taking care of both my physical and mental health are super important to me! A good long walk in the sun is one of my favorite things to do!

Some books I’m reading:
No Bad Parts- Richard C. Schwartz
Atlas of The Heart- Brene Brown
Talking to Strangers- Malcolm Gladwell

Podcasts I’m listening to:
Crime Junkie
We Can Do Hard Things
Date Yourself Instead

Comfort Shows I’m watching:
The Office
Brooklyn 99
Criminal Minds

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and learn more about me! If you would like to make an appointment because you feel like we’d be a good fit, please reach out!