Behavioral; Health Consultant
Sarah Ortner MA, LMFT
Clinic(s): Yakima Pediatrics
Education: Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology (Focus in Marriage and Family Therapy), Antioch University. Bachelors of Arts, English and Secondary Education, State University of New York at Geneseo, 2001
Experience: Case Manager for Aging and Disability Services; Seattle, Washington.
Child and Family Therapist at Kent Youth and Family Services; Kent, Washington.
School based Behavioral Health Specialist and Early Interventionist at Kent Youth and Family Services; Kent, Washington. Home and Community Based Family Therapist at Catholic Community Services; Tacoma, Washington. Home and Community Based Family Therapy Supervisor at Catholic Community Services; Tacoma, Washington.
Philosophy of Care
My approach to wellness is comprehensive and includes physical, emotional, social, relational and spiritual health. I believe our whole selves are impacted by every area of our lives. I believe that all people desire lives where they are connected to who and what is meaningful to them, and I believe all people bring strength and gifts to the work of creating healthier lives. I try to bring empathetic listening and honesty and a willingness to work together with people in my care to come up with new and meaningful choices and next steps.”
I’m a brand new transplant to Yakima so right now my main hobby is exploring the valley! I love to hike, travel, read and spend time with family and friends.
The effects of childhood trauma on adult wellness.
Impacts of poverty and lack of resources on human development. The positive benefits of mindfulness on stress-related illness. The positive benefits of maintaining healthy relationships on all areas of life, particularly chronic disease and chronic pain management..”