Dr. Sarah Fischer, PhD, MAMFT, LMFT

(she, her)

Online Therapy

About Me

Are you in a transition that seems overwhelming and is causing your brain to race? Do you find it hard to focus and seem to have a disorganized life? Are you experiencing relationship dysfunction or control issues? Do you find yourself analyzing everyone and everything? Do you experience thoughts of not wanting to get out of bed, even thoughts of wanting to die? Do you sometimes react to things way out of proportion to what was going on at the time and wonder why…? Do you know your marriage could be better but don’t know where to start? I consider it a privilege that you may be willing to share a part of your journey with me, and all of these scenarios describe work that I do with my clients. My view of wellness includes health in physical, psychological, social/relational and spiritual aspects of life. My approach includes leveraging the strengths that you already possess in these areas in order to gain momentum in working on areas that you identify as change areas. Depending on what your goals are for therapy, I have different tools that we can use to help you reach your desired destination. I offer my unique abilities, including brain health assessments and what we are learning from neuroscience, to bring understanding, clarity, calm, and focus to help you create goals and a plan for your health and wellness. If experiences from your past seem to be hindering your forward progress, I may help you to desensitize and process those through a very useful therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Education & Experience

- PhD in experimental psychology included neuroscience and emotion research. - MA in Marriage & Family Therapy and subsequent training included a certificate in Trauma Therapy and specific training in: EMDR Gottman Method of Couples Therapy Emotion Focused Therapy Neuroscience and brain health, including Amen Clinics Brain Health Training

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Volunteer in: - regional suicide prevention organization (Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network), - a community-wide, multi-sector effort (All4Knox) to address substance misuse

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English