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Meet Sarah 

  • Mental Health Expert

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

  • Behavioral Health Coach

  • Certified Energy Worker in: 

    • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

    • The Emotion Code

    • Reiki Master 

Sarah has a M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy from The University of San Diego and a B.A. in psychology from Syracuse University. She currently is the Director of Behavioral Health at Premier Fitness Camp in Carlsbad, CA where she helps individuals on a weight-loss journey to transform their mind along with their bodies. She also has a number of services that she offers privately.  

 

Sarah has a wealth of professional and personal experience in the realm of eating and weight psychology, mental health treatment, and health coaching. She developed and directed an intensive day treatment program for binge eating disorder at UCSD's Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) and was a researcher at Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. She also saw clients in a private practice in downtown San Diego for years.

 

Sarah has over 8 years experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and health coach. Through this work, she realized the power of the mind-body connection and how imperative it is to address the underlying psychological factors at the root of one's difficulties that manifests in physical, mental and emotional issues.

Sarah has worked with hundreds of people to help them strengthen their mind and bodies. Her passion to help other’s heal comes from her own struggle with her body, eating and food. Sarah suffered from Bulimia and disordered eating for over 5 years. Through her difficult recovery process, she became motivated to turn her pain into purpose and committed to help others suffering so they too can achieve freedom from pain and feel good again.

Thus, Sarah has a unique understanding of how one’s mental and emotional well-being directly affects one’s physical well-being. She also knows that it is possible to improve one's current state, no matter how bad it may seem, and achieve relief from your symptoms and issues because she’s been there! Given her personal experience with recovering from an eating disorder and her extensive training and background, Sarah offers a unique perspective and approach to her work with clients that can be applied to any mental, emotional or life issue that is affecting one's quality of life and wellbeing. 

 

Sarah is equipped with the most advanced and effective techniques to successfully help you achieve your goals.  Her discovery of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) was a monumental turning point in her own recovery and transformation, and she has since become trained and certified in the technique to use with clients, yielding just as profound results. Sarah is certified as a "Tapping for Weight Loss Coach" in The Watkins Method and has completed Clinical EFT Professional Training through EFT Universe. She is also certified in The Emotion Code, which is a revolutionary method designed to located trapped emotions in the body that manifest in physical, mental or emotional symptoms and remove them in a quick, noninvasive and painless way.

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Sarah's Story

Credentials & Certifications

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT #108950)

  • Certified Reiki Master

  • Certified Emotion Code

  • Certified Tapping for Weight Loss Coach (The Watkins Method)

  • Certified Life Coach (Expert Rating)

  • Certified Personal Trainer (The Perfect Workout) 

Degrees

  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy, University of San Diego

  • BA in Psychology, Syracuse University 

  • BA in Advertising, Syracuse University 

Publications

  • Speers, S., Harris, J., & Schwartz, M. (2011). Child and adolescent exposure to food and beverage brand appearances during prime-time television programming. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

  • Harris, J., Speers, S., & Schwartz, M. (2012). US food company branded advergames on the internet: Children’s exposure and effects on snack consumption. Journal of Children and Media, 6(1), 51-68

  • Harris, J., Brownell, K., Schwartz, M., Javadizadeh, J., Weinberg, M., et al. (2011). Sugary drink FACTS: Evaluating sugary drink nutrition and marketing to youth. www.sugarydrinkfacts.org.  

  • Harris, J., Brownell, K., Schwartz, M., Sardas, V., Ustjanauskas, A., Javadizadeh, J., Weinberg, M., et al. (2010). Fast food FACTS: Evaluating fast food nutrition and marketing to youth. www.fastfoodmarketing.org.

  • Speers, S., Harris, J., Goren, A., Schwartz, M. & Brownell, K. (2009). Public perceptions of food marketing to youth: Results of the Rudd Center public opinion poll. www.yaleruddcenter.org.

  • Harris, J., Schwartz, M., Brownell, K., Sardas, V., Weinberg, M., Speers, S., Thompson, J., Ustajanauskas, A., et al. (2009). Cereal FACTS: Evaluating the nutrition quality and marketing of children’s cereal. www.cerealfacts.org.