SARAH CRANE O'NEILL, PLLC
Compassionate Mental Health
& Couples Counseling
Located in the heart of Madrona, Seattle
Offering video sessions during Covid-19
I have limited openings for individuals. I am full for couples.
Hello & Welcome!
Maybe you are considering individual or couples counseling for the first time ever, or looking to return but with a new counselor. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, stuck in negative patterns, or simply wanting to explore and grow.
As someone who's been in individual and couples counseling a few times, I know firsthand the fear and courage in asking for help, and slowly putting trust in a counselor and process. I hope this website helps you get to know me and my practice better to determine if I might be the right fit for you.
I believe we humans are designed for relationships. When we feel seen, heard, and cared for, even just by a few significant people in our lives, we tend to thrive. Depending on your needs and goals, I’d like to help you improve your relationship with yourself, and with the important people in your life. And I'd like to build a trusting, positive working relationship with you, as that's the key that makes counseling effective.
I believe you are the expert in the room, even if you feel lost right now. I use my training and experience to link you to your inner-expert, so that you may find more clarity, ease, connectedness, and freedom in your life.
Clients have described me as down-to-earth, warm, and candid yet gentle. I appreciate playfulness and humor. I keep a small caseload and focus on the quality of my work -- making time for my own growth, consultation, and training -- not the quantity of clients I see. Being a clinical social worker is my true privilege and joy.
SERVICES I OFFER
My areas of expertise are stress management, adjustment/life transitions, relationship issues, communication, self-esteem, parenting support, and foster care/adoption issues. I work with all personality types, but am especially skilled working with people who describe themselves as introverts or highly sensitive (read more about highly sensitive people here). I also love to work with parents and expectant parents.
I welcome couples of all sexual identities and expressions. I work with folks feeling stuck in frequent conflict, those who don’t often feel they “click” anymore, and those who just experienced a major breach of trust or other stressful event. I also work with couples facing a milestone or life change, such as marriage or welcoming a new child, to help them prepare and adjust their relationship.
I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (Smith College School for Social Work, 2008) with over ten years of experience as a counselor, case manager, and Gottman workshop facilitator. I've worked as a counselor to couples, adults, and children/families in various settings in Seattle, including Seattle Therapy Group, Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center, and Catholic Community Services. I've also worked as a case manager at Amara, where I assessed and supported foster and adoptive parents.
I identify as a white, cisgender, heterosexual woman. I aim to maintain a feminist, anti-racist, anti-bias lens in my work and life, and am continually learning and seeking to grow in these areas.
I grew up in Massachusetts, spent stints in North Carolina and South America, and moved to Seattle in 2006 when I met my now husband. We have two young children who keep us on our toes. I love the outdoors, exercise, and art and design.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I'm a resident and want ONTV service in my home. How can I get it?
I have a headend that uses Dish Network, Cband and DIRECTV. Can I use ONTV service?
Do I need a dedicated phone line or Internet connection?
How do I change my channel lineup or edit my community channel?
How many channels can I list?
Can I change the way my guide looks?
Do I need special software to access and manage my system(s)?
I have had the ONTV service for some time. Do I still need to have the DIRECTV receiver connected to my unit for it to work?
t's not necessary to be connected to the DIRECTV receiver. Contact customer service at 877-ITS-ONTV to have your system automatically upgraded at no extra charge.
My guide is displaying "Expired Guide", what happened?
Do I need to be a web developer to host a bunch of web pages to make my community channel work?
What happens if something goes wrong with my unit?
How long is the warranty on my unit?
What if my unit fails and I need my guide back up immediately?
I have another provider for my TV guide service, and my system seems to freeze up on hot days, what can I do?
I have a dial-up phone connection. Can I use the community channel?
What other hardware do I need to make the guide work at my property?
Can I add the community channel service?
Can I use your service and replace my hotel's printed guides?
Can I advertise on my guide or community channel?
I have limited openings for individuals. I am currently full for couples.
LET'S GET STARTED:
Have you (and your partner if seeking couples counseling) both read my website and think I could be a good fit for you? Wonderful, I look forward to hearing from you. The best way to inquire about my availability is e-mail (below). If you'd like to talk by phone first, usually the best way to reach me is via e-mail and we can schedule a 10 minute phone call.
I find an in-person session is a better way to assess "fit" than a phone call. If at the end of our 3-4 session assessment phase I don't feel I can meet your needs, I will explain this to you and find you appropriate referrals.
I am available for sessions Mondays and Wednesdays during business hours. I make every effort to respond to emails and phone calls within 24-48 hours Monday - Friday.
HOW TO REACH ME:
Phone: (206) 339-3641
MY OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
Madrona Refuge Building, Suite 301
1126 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
The Madrona neighborhood is conveniently located in central Seattle east of downtown, between the 520 and 1-90 bridges. There is plenty of free street parking near the building. The building has an elevator and is ADA accessible.