I'm so glad you're here.
You deserve to heal from the pain that has been holding you back, and to live your life more authentically and joyfully. And you don't have to do it alone. I'm here to help guide you along the way.
Finding the right therapist is important.
Hi there! I'm Sarah Wood, and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in Claremont, California. I specialize in trauma-focused therapy and sex-positive therapy. I've been in practice for over a decade, and my job isn't just work for me – it's my passion, and I love what I do. I place great importance on the relationship in therapy: on forming an authentic connection with you, helping you create a sense of safety, and allowing you to feel seen and understood. I help guide my clients through a process of increased somatic awareness, nervous system regulation, and self-compassion.
I specialize in working with survivors of interpersonal trauma, such as childhood abuse or sexual assault, and with adult children of alcoholic or dysfunctional families. I can help you unpack and unlearn the harmful messages from your past, and create a better life.
Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a tool that helps people heal from traumatic and stressful life events. It can significantly reduce emotional distress and other unpleasant symptoms, and can lead to long-lasting, meaningful change.
Somatic therapy focuses on the connection of mind and body in the healing process. Through developing awareness of the mind-body connection, you can learn to release activation in your nervous system. It's helpful for treating stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and PTSD symptoms.
I'm a sex-positive, LGBTQIA+ affirming, polyamory-friendly and kink-conscious therapist. I love helping clients develop a healthier relationship with their sexuality and sexual identity, and I create an accepting and non-judgmental space for clients to share openly and honestly about themselves.