Sara Y. Arce, LMHC, MCAP

Sara Y. Arce, LMHC, MCAP

Founder, CEO, and Psychotherapist

Hi! Welcome to Reclaim Life Counseling, and thank you for considering us.

When asked what they want to be when they grow up, many children will say they want to be firefighters, doctors, lawyers, or presidents. Some kids want to be famous designers, actors, or singers. Well, I wanted to be a therapist, and help people.

Having been raised in Puerto Rico, I am lucky to be trilingual in English, Spanish, and Spanglish. After high school, I moved to Orlando and attended The University of Central Florida where I earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology. Later, I went on to receive a Master Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University as well as a Master Degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Healthcare Management, also from Troy University.

My clinical experience is comprehensive, varying both in client populations and settings. With almost 15 of experience, I’ve worked as a psychotherapist in all levels of care on the continuum between Outreach and Inpatient Hospitalization. In addition, I held Director Level positions in different treatment centers in Florida, overseeing operations and program development. Some of the populations I’ve worked with include those suffering from severe and persistent mental illness, addiction and substance abuse, personality disorders, mood disorders, and the expansive complications associated. Working with families has also been an integral part of my work, such as providing family and couple’s counseling as well as psychoeducation, and coaching.

Credentials

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Qualified Supervisor Designation in Mental Health
  • Master Certified Addiction Professional

Specialties

  • Life Changes & Adjustments
  • Self-Esteem, Self-Growth & Life Coaching
  • Family & Personal Relationships
  • Symptom Management for Mood & Anxiety

Philosophy of Treatment

  • Integrative Approach

My approach is eclectic, which means I use multiple models. As a professional who falls between the Millennial and GenEx age groups, I understand the struggles of being in the “sandwich generation”; living between and caring for both a younger and an older generation. I work well with those who seek personal growth, career satisfaction, break-up recovery, grief, loss, and overall stress management.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

In working with me, I will help you identify those areas in your life that are no longer working for you. Sometimes it’s our thinking that needs to change. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques can be really helpful with those who experience negative thoughts and low personal esteem. Together we will work on concrete skills and techniques you can use to change your mindset.

  • Systemic Model

We are all part of subsystems in life that overlap and impact one another. Because we innately seek to belong and feel accepted, when our relationships are strained, our life satisfaction declines. In my experience, communication is one of the most common areas of struggle in relationships. I will teach you how to effectively communicate.  You can learn to ask for what you want so you can get what you need.

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