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Sara Nash, PhD, Counselor


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Education

Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of Florida

Professional Interests

While I specialize in issues related to crisis, trauma, and suicide in our university community, I enjoy connecting with and counseling people from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. In addition to my role as a consultant in campus crises and emergencies, I provide individual counseling and lead interpersonal process-oriented therapy groups at the CWC. Whenever possible, I also am involved in supervising and training counselors-in-preparation and teach counselor education courses in the UF School of Human Development & Organizational Studies in Education.

Approach to Therapy

I am a humanist at heart and have received most of my elective training in Gestalt and existentially-based therapies. I have also been deeply influenced by research on the common factors of therapy (Duncan, Miller, Wampold & Hubble, 2009) and constructs outlined in Relational Cultural Theory (Miller, 2004). I believe that the therapist-client relationship plays a significant role in therapeutic outcomes, and I am committed to developing authentic, respectful, and growth-enhancing connections in the therapy process.

Approach to Wellness

I take care of myself by making time for the things that nourish me, such as painting, playing music, doing yoga, reading, biking, dancing, and cooking. I also love writing, being in nature, spending time with friends and family, and kayaking.

Other Activities

I participate on the UF’s Behavioral Consultation Team where I consult with university officials on issues related to campus safety. I am a QPR Certified Gatekeeper Trainer and provide suicide prevention training to students and organizations at UF.

Counseling and Wellness Center
3190 Radio Road, PO Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
Phone: (352) 392-1575
Fax: (352) 273-4738

Office Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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