Sarah Tierney is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Illinois. She received a Masters in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University in May 2010, after completing her Bachelor's degree there, in Family Life Ministry in May 2007. She has internship experience with both the guidance counseling department at Mt. Pulaski Grade School and Junior High, and also with the student counseling department at Lincoln College. She worked for three years as a graduate teaching assistant for Dr. Nealy Brown, a position which afforded experiences in premarital and marital counseling and in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) techniques. Since becoming licensed in 2011, Sarah has been counseling both adults and adolescents at Mt. Pulaski Christian Church primarily from an SFBT perspective, as well as providing semi-annual premarital seminars. She was ordained by Mt. Pulaski Christian Church in 2011 and joined Lincoln Pastoral Counseling Services in 2012, and Living Hope Counseling Center in 2018. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
What to Expect
Sarah primarily counsels from a Solution Focused Brief Therapy perspective, one that is flexible for all ages and issues. SFBT is most unlike any therapeutic approach which spends considerable time in the past, instead focusing on present desires and a preferred future, generally reducing the overall amount of time spent in counseling. Sarah also provides a sliding scale option, allowing your counseling fee to be based on your annual income. To contact her for more information or to set up an appointment please call Sarah at Living Hope Counseling Center at 217-698-7150.