I received my Bachelor of Arts degree on Child and Adolescent Development from California State University, Northridge, and in 2009, I received my Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from the Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino. Currently, I am obtaining my doctorate in psychology at California State Univeristy.
I utilized my Bachelor of Arts degree by working as a tutor, a behaviorist and a teacher, focusing on the developmental processes that occurs from conception through the end of adolescence. During this time, I gained a comprehensive overview of typical and atypical development by interacting with individuals in their natural environment and watching them unfold into their full potential.
At Phillips Graduate Institute I studied Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Dual Diagnosis or Co-Occurring Disorders (alcohol or drug problems coinciding with emotional/psychiatric problem, such as Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Personality Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders). I have continued working with children and adolescents, young adults, and families in various fields, including research, education, health care, advocacy, law, and psychotherapy.
I am a Telehealth Trained Clinician, offering clients counseling sessions that are conducted confidentially online. Please contact me to learn more about tele therapy and find out if it is right for you.
Recently, I became certified in Perinatal Mood Disorders. While Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting are incredible experiences, they also bring dramatic changes to your life - and your emotional health. While it can be an exciting and joyful time, the changes that accompany the perinatal period can also leave you feeling sad, guilty, overwhelmed, irritable, or unable to relax and enjoy your developing relationship with your baby and family.
All these reactions are normal, but they might also be symptoms of a temporary and treatable set of conditions called Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).
For more post partum support and resources, visit https://www.postpartum.net.
I employ registered BBS Associate MFTs in my practice. A BBS registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California is a masters level clinician working on the hours needed to sit for their exams and become licensed. Bringing both varied experience to the table, and ongoing training and continuing education, my associates are able to offer evening and weekend hours, and can see clients at sliding scale rates, based on availability and financial need. Associates’ caseloads are supervised by me weekly, and associates receive ongoing training in psychotherapy.
Sara Hulan, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Associate (IMF #97806) received her Master's degree from Phillips Graduate University. She grew up in Pasadena and has lived in the Los Angeles area most of her life. Her undergraduate work focused on art and society, and she enjoyed finding ways to bring creativity to the world around her, using art to help with transitions through life cycles and difficult times. She specializes in art therapy and particularly enjoys incorporating mindfulness based on positive psychology themes and post-modern philosophy.
Sara sees individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families. She believes that no one is ever too old for art therapy or too young for mindfulness. For more informationa about Sara, visit her website.