Sara Hunter, MA, CPCC
Education: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, BA in Psychology, Professional Life Coach Training and Certification, The Coach Training Institute, Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Liberty University
Sara meets with her clients at our Stover Mansion Office located at 503 Remington St. Suite 8 Fort Collins, CO 80524 Please allow a few extra minutes prior to your appointment for parking.
Summary of Experience: Sara has worked as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach since 2006, serving women, men and young females. She started her own life coaching business as a single mom and partnered with clients through major life transitions, career changes, the cultivation of identity and self-esteem as well as helped clients create visions and achieve goals for their lives. Three years into her practice Sara decided to hone in and specialize in divorce recovery. She came alongside those who were contemplating divorce, were currently separated or already divorced. There was so much devastation in this area of people’s lives that Sara’s passion shifted towards studying how to protect couples from getting to this point in the first place; she wanted to know how to powerfully and effectively assist couples influence the trajectory of their marriage. In 2012, Sara studied Marriage and Family Therapy, graduated with her Masters in 2016 and intentionally sought out some of the leading family and couple therapists in Northern Colorado. Sara started off as a practicum student, completed her internship and has now been hired on the team at Emery Counseling, which has been a tremendous honor because her desire was to not only learn from the best of the best, but to be a part of a group who also live to serve and honor Jesus with the highest integrity, both personally and professionally.
Specialties: Sara has broadened her scope of work and not only works with couples, families and blended families, she has now gained experience and a passion for working with girls ages 13 and up, those who have been diagnosed with a serious illness, those suffering from grief and loss, and those with unresolved trauma and the residual effects on their daily lives (e.g. anxiety, panic attacks, depression, difficulty in relationships, etc.).
Summary of Approach: Sara has an energizing and insatiable hunger to facilitate healing and it shows in how she works with her clients. She naturally combines her life coaching skills with evidence-based therapeutic modalities which provides a rich, intuitive and inviting experience. She works from a cognitive-behavioral framework, yet depending on her client will add visualizations, mindfulness practices, mind-body work and breathing techniques. Due to this eclectic use of professional practices, clients say Sara is interactive, engaging, warm and powerful in her questioning. She will often offer between-session ideas that she believes will either further a client’s insight or enforce what was explored or discovered in counseling.
Personal: Sara and her wonderful husband Joe have 5 kids, 2 dogs and a ferret that make up their blended family. They are a house-full of clever, funny and witty tween/teens and a young one who does a great job at keeping up! Sara loves to backpack, ride bikes, spend time working her dogs, sing, take weekend trips to the mountains and daydreams of living out of a tiny home. She strives to live in ways that bears fruit and reflect her love for Jesus in every area of her life.