Sarah Bilinovich

Your Journey to Becoming a Counselor

My love for nature, psychology, and wellness have been powerful components of both my personal and professional life. I grew up spending much of my time outdoors and with animals. I have always had a passion for understanding the inner workings of the human mind; our motivations, relationships, and how we heal. My own journey in psychotherapy has been transformative and ultimately led me to the decision to become a therapist myself.  I began studying psychology in undergraduate school, simultaneously deepening my knowledge and curiosity for the subject. I then pursued a master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on mental health and human, animal, environment interactions. I have found a true passion for the facilitation and collaboration of healing with humans and nature.  

Your Approach to Counseling

As a clinician, I understand the vulnerability and hard work that is required in therapy. Creating a space rooted in trust and relationship are important aspects of my work. I like to take a relational, nervous-system informed approach that allows for both safety and challenge in our work together. I believe that family of origin and past experiences shape how we walk through the world. With that, I also believe that our brains can create new neural pathways and subsequently create new, desirable patterns and outcomes. In my work I utilize gestalt therapy, experiential work, EMDR, and mindfulness. I have witnessed and experienced the healing power of the natural world, our interconnectedness, and want to share it with others in a meaningful way. 

Desired Specialties

I am interested in working with adolescents, adults, and couples within the following areas: 

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Nature-Based Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Confidence
  • Relationships

Trainings, Memberships, and Degrees

  • Master of Social Work (University of Denver) 
  • Human Animal Environment Interactions Certificate (University of Denver)  
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Ohio University) 
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 
  • Currently pursuing a Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies Psychotherapist Certificate