Sarah Lovins



Sarah is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) practicing in the state of Missouri. She has 10 years of experience co-facilitating equine therapy services and has worked extensively with at-risk youth and veterans. In 2015, Sarah co-founded a non-profit organization, providing equine assisted therapy services to youth, families, and veterans. In 2018, she was recognized as a Civilian Hero of the Year, from a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, for her work with veterans and their families in the Springfield area. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, grief/loss, and stress management. Sarah utilizes a trauma informed, person-centered approach and incorporates techniques from a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, and strengths-based approaches. She is also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART is a very focused, evidence-based form of therapy that uses eye movements to produce quick, effective, and safe results in treating PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, and more. Clients can experience results in as little as one session. ART is effective for both adults and children.


Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration, and a minor in Equine Studies, from Missouri State University in 2012. She returned to Missouri State to obtain her Master of Science degree in Counseling and graduated in 2022. She is provisionally licensed under the supervision of Dr. Cindy Baker.

Current Specialties/Interests:

Sarah specializes in working with clients who have experienced trauma. A particular interest is clients who are regularly exposed to or experience trauma in their line of work, such as military servicemembers, police, firefighters, first responders, nurses, etc. She is also passionate about girls/women’s empowerment. “My goal is to meet clients where they are at in their personal journey and provide individually tailored support as we navigate through their challenges.”

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