Orlando Couples and Marriage Counseling – Sarah O’Hern
By Central Florida Medical Guide // November 7, 2017
ORLANDO, FLORIDA — For mental health counselor Sarah O’Hern of Orlando, compassion has always called her heart toward compassion, empathy and relationship-building.
After 15 years working in environmental compliance, O’Hern’s heart led her down a path to a completely different field: Mental health counseling.
In 2014, O’Hern discovered a Master’s Degree program offered at the Orlando Campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she enrolled after attending an open house event. “I just immediately knew that PBA was the place where I needed to be,” O’Hern said. “I was so excited to begin my journey that I wanted to tell all of my friends and family.”
Flash forward three years later to today, as O’Hern relishes each session where she gets the chance to provide counseling for couples in the Orlando area, whether they’re married, engaged or dating. She also works with clients who are struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression and trauma. O’Hern’s training in EMDR for trauma treatment became increasingly important in the days and weeks following n the Pulse nightclub shooting. One year later, the central Florida community is recovering from the disaster, and more people are aware of the overall need for mental health counseling, and O’Hern knows she made the right decision when she followed her heart’s calling to enter the professional of mental health counseling.
“Environmental compliance involved a lot of work that didn’t give me a chance to connect with people in a personal way” O’Hern said. “I found a career where I’m helping others in the most important part of life: our relationships.”