Sarah Sumner, MSW, LICSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

Hi there! I am Sarah Sumner, MSW, LICSW and Owner of Mindful Connection Therapy. My passion is to change lives by healing painful experiences and putting them where they belong, in the past! I am a certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA consultant-in-training. I have a special place in my heart for service members and their families. My husband is a USMC Veteran. My step-son and two nephews are currently active in the US Army. I have many family members who have served in the military. Through my personal experiences and healing journey with EMDR, I found that years of traditional talk therapy just didn’t help. It was only when I started EMDR that things really started to shift in my life (my body, my brain, my relationships). Everyday I watch the same thing happen for clients I work with. Their lives change. They can connect with others. They are no longer haunted by images and memories of traumatic experiences. They aren’t angry or anxious anymore. They aren’t triggered by every little thing. They are at peace in the moment and begin to love their life again. This is my hope for you. You deserve to be happy and whole again!

Education & Experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the mental health field for nearly fifteen years. My professional experience has been working in domestic violence programs, VA Mental Health Clinic, psychiatric hospital social work, prison social work, school-based therapy and outpatient private practice. In 2022, I accomplished my dream of owning a private practice and opened Mindful Connection Therapy.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am also a proud provider and supporter of the Veterans Resilience Project Network and MN Fire Network.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth