Mrs. Sarah McKennon is a Master’s level Qualified Mental Health Professional registered with the VA Board of Counseling. She obtained her Master’s of Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2014. In 2002, she was awarded a Bachelor’s in Administration of Justice from George Mason University.
Mrs. McKennon has 31 years of experience working with children and adults diagnosed with a variety of developmental disorders and mental health diagnosis. She has offered services in multiple settings including inpatient, outpatient, day school, rehabilitation facilities, residential facilities, in the church community, in the classroom and in the home.
Her professional history includes providing counseling, coaching or support services to clients struggling in life circumstances with spiritual incongruence, behavioral management issues, substance abuse struggles, chronic illness, and end of life circumstances. She specializes in working with persons diagnosed with Spiritual Incongruence, Mood Disregulation, Substance Use, Autism Spectrum Diagnosis, Oppositional Defiance, and ADHD. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Psycho-education and other evidence-based methods have been her preferred intervention methods in her practices.
She is passionate about helping individuals and families lead the healthiest and most fulfilling lives possible. She has facilitated and co-facilitated groups covering positive peer communities, restorative justice, skill building, socialization, integration, parenting groups as well as provided parental support and psycho-educational groups.
She is also passionate about providing support to people struggling with end-of-life circumstances and chronic illness. She utilizes God-centered, Biblical life-coaching methods to encourage these clients with meaningful life choices that encourages individuals to positively embrace the uncertainty these circumstances can create in a way that fosters hope.
Her personal interests include spending meaningful time with her family, farming on her homestead, researching topics of interest, and helping others achieve healthy lifestyles.