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Sarah Pellizzari, LCSW


About Me

Sarah Pellizzari is a Licensed Therapist in our Colorado Springs location.

While Sarah is well-versed in evidence-based treatments, she also believes in a person-centered approach, because we are all unique individuals and therapy is not ‘one size fits all’. She has found that taking this approach along with having solid tools in her tool kit have helped many clients on their journey toward healing and enhancing their lives. She is a firm believer in using authenticity, warmth, and transparency in the therapeutic relationship to help clients feel comfortable and safe in being able to do some of the hard work that therapy can entail.

Sarah is a native North Carolinian who has lived in Colorado for 11 years. She enjoys positive reinforcement dog training as well as hiking and walking in all the beautiful places in town. She believes in enjoying life and aims to cherish each moment with gratitude. She shares her life with certified therapy dog and personal pet Lira, a golden retriever, and retired a very special therapy dog and pet, Putter, a boxer/pitbull mix who worked with her for nearly 10 years.

Therapy Focus
Top Specialty Areas
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Work and School Issues
  • Trauma
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Experiential Play Therapy

Education and Experience

  • Master of Social Work, University of Denver (2012), Certificate in Animal Assisted Intervention (2012); Bachelor of Social Work, North Carolina State University (2004)
  • Working within outpatient behavioral health clinics as a group and individual therapist
  • Providing crisis Intervention and Stabilization (mobile crisis and crisis walk in centers)
  • Providing Equine and Canine Assisted Interventions to groups and individuals
  • Providing outreach, case management and resource referral to assist families, particularly underserved populations


Colorado Springs

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