Sierra Saykeo, MS, LCMHC-A, NCC, is passionate about the opportunity to work with youth and their families in a collaborative journey to wellness. She graduated from Guilford College with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, originally intending to pursue psychological research. However, she felt called to be in the room with the people she hoped to help, and thus pursued her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. During her time there, she gained experience with a wide range of ages, demographics, approaches, and clinical issues. However, working with children and adolescents specifically remained her preferred population to work with. Sierra believes in giving youth choice and voice in their treatment, as they learn the skills for growth and healing. She works to engage youth in their interests as a way of building rapport and establishing a safe space that fosters change and empowerment. Sierra’s utilizes primarily a Cognitive-Behavioral and Person-Centered approach. She also takes notes from tenets of Child-Centered Play Therapy and works with a trauma-informed lens.