Welcome to Bright Horizons Counseling Services

Opening Hours : Office support available from 9am to 2pm Mon-Thu
  Contact : Phone: (540)-602-7615 | Email: appointments@bhcounseling.net

Meet Our Team

Sarah Ellen, MA, LPC

“When a child gives you a gift, even if it is a rock they just picked up, exude gratitude. It may be the only thing they have to give, and they have chosen to give it to you.” – Dean Jackson

“It’s okay if you fall apart sometimes. Tacos fall apart and we love them.” – Gabriel Iglesias

Sarah Ellen, MA, LPC
Master of Arts
Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a multifaceted counselor with a diverse educational and professional background.  I was active duty in the United States Air Force and still continue to serve in the reserve component as an Aerospace Medical Technician/Immunization Technician.  I earned an Associate in Allied Health Science from Air University in addition to an EMT licensure. Shortly after I transferred to the reserves, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  After teaching in the Onslow County School System in North Carolina, I went on to obtain a Master’s degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. I have worked in Child Protective Services in Investigations and Assessments, at a large Neuropsychiatric center in Eastern NC, and in private practice in both North Carolina and Virginia.  In addition to being an LPC and an EMT, I also hold certifications for CPR/BLS Instructor, Hearing Conservation technician, Stress and Trauma Care with a Military application, and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

I have experience working with at risk youth, children of divorce, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, substance abuse, self-esteem issues, military family concerns, sexual abuse, parenting skills, and PTSD.  I work with children, teens, young adults, adults, families, and couples.

I use a variety of techniques to include, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Play/draw therapy, and Integrative therapy.

When I am not at work, you can find me spending time with my family, traveling, attending military training, and working on one of my many hobbies.  I love the beach and most importantly…laughing! Laughing is by far my favorite pastime!