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Sasha Sandles-Palmer, LPCC
I support clients by helping to identify their strengths and traits that can be used to create desirable change.

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Sasha Sandles-Palmer, LPCC

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My counseling style is centered on a client-centered approach. I believe we have the solutions to our concerns, but current circumstances and past experiences create barriers for us to clearly see and act on those solutions. I support clients by helping to identify their strengths and traits that can be used to create desirable change. Given every client will seek changes unique to their worldview and personal growth is often subtle and gradual, it is important to track and reflect on these changes throughout the therapeutic process. My role is to support the facilitation of sustainable solutions by encouraging emotional flexibility in a safe and secure virtualized space.

My special interests are in career counseling, identity development/exploration, and self-esteem development.

Education

MA - Clinical Counseling, Alliant International University

PhD Student - Human Sexuality, California Institute of Integral Studies

License Number and State

CA 10709

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I like finding new trails to hike, exploring new areas, restaurants, and attending local sporting events. I recently started a new fitness journey with a personal trainer and am learning to appreciate exercise and nutrition in a different way. I also enjoy learning about human sexuality theories and research and bridging new knowledge with my clinical work.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I stay connected to family and friends and talk with at least two people in my support system a day, often by sharing laughter.

What book have you read more than once?

I think a good book invites readers to return to it and will reveal new messages each time. I’ve read several books from the Harry Potter series more than once and found new messages with subsequent readings. I have a soft spot for nostalgia and the series evokes fond memories of my adolescence which increases my desire to read them again. 

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I support organizations focused on providing mentorships and positive opportunities to youth, especially youth of color as well as organizations that uplift the culture of Black communities. I am currently looking into local organizations that provide support services to Black female youths that I can volunteer with. I think these organizations are vital for the cultural preservation and psychological liberation of Black Americans.

How do you recharge?

Depending on my mood, I like to socialize with friends and engage in leisurely outdoor activities or stay indoors for a movie marathon day.