Counseling &  Psychotherapy


COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY​ for Children, Teenagers, Adults and Couples

Sara Chavez,  Professional Counselor Associate

Arise Albany

My name is Sara Chavez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate . I hold a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Western Oregon University, a CACREP accredited program. I also received my Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. I have worked with all ages including adults, adolescents, and children. I have experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds. I enjoy spending my free time with my 3 children, playing board games, jogging, and reading. 

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Can I help you ?

I offer Psychotherapy and Counseling for individual adults and teenagers 13 years and up.

Psychotherapy and counseling can be helpful in a variety of issues. You can ask for my help if you have challenges in the the following areas:

I work with adults, adolescents, and children struggling with depressive disorders, anxiety

disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, and personality disorders.


I focus on a strong therapeutic alliance built on empathy, trust, and free from judgement. I believe in a client centered, holistic approach to see how different aspects of a client's life could be affecting their mental health. In each session I like to meet the client where the are, providing a safe space for them to explore their life to either find solutions collaboratively or learn acceptance. 

Therapeutic Focus

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which teaches a client how to change their thinking patterns and behavioral patterns by better understanding their behaviors, emotions, and motivations. I teach coping skills that fit each client individually and focus on the here and now. 


Prior to graduating from college, I spent 3 years working at Bridgeway Recovery Services. During graduate school I spent 9 months in my internship as a therapist at Western Oregon University. Most recently, I had been working for six months as a therapist at a counseling practice in Stayton before coming to Arise. 

Formal Training and Education

I am currently working towards licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon  Registered Associate number R6394. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2018 and my Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in 2020 from Western Oregon University. 

Hours and Billing

Sessions are scheduled by appointment and are usually 45-55 minutes long depending on insurance and individual need.

In-Person sessions and TeleHealth available

Monday 1PM - 8PM

Tuesday 8.30AM - 3.30PM

Thursday 8.30PM -3.30PM

Friday 1PM - 8PM

I am in-network with:

  • IHN (Inter Community Health Network) OHP
  • PacificSource OHP (PSCS)
  • OHP Open Card 
  • PacificSource (Commercial insurance)
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Providence