Sarah Thomas Mariano, LCSW - North Carolina Therapist at Grow Therapy

Sarah Thomas Mariano

Sarah Thomas Mariano


17 years of experience

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 19 years experience in the field of social work and 17 years experience in clinical/ counseling work. I completed my graduate work at New York University. I enjoy helping others work through identified areas of need to increase a sense of control in their lives, manageability over emotional function and improve overall quality of life.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we will complete an assessment together, where I can learn about you, your story and your history (i.e. family, school, career, medical, etc). This allows me to have a more complete understanding of your current need areas in the context of your environment and history. We will create goals for the treatment process together and I am available to answer any questions you have about the process of therapy what to expect in our work together.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I work to really know you as as individual, to know your story, your experiences, and your unique traits. In this sense, therapy may look different for each person. I work to understand your strengths, your capacity for resiliene and to help you find your best quality of life and relationships. I take a systems approach to therapy and work to understand how your needs interplay with the systems/ environment you are a part of. My hope is that in the process of our work together, you would feel that our sessions are a safe, supportive place to process and build skills in identified areas of need together.

About Sarah Thomas Mariano

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Free consults, virtual

My treatment methods


Our work may include improving interpersonal functioning, to address current challenges in daily function, relationships and other identified need areas.

Motivational Interviewing

I will listen and empower you to make steps toward the changes you desire.

Compassion Focused

I am sensitive to shame, self-criticism and each person's unique story, and provide space that is safe and caring to work through identified need areas.


As you feel safe in the therapeutic space, my hope is that you would begin to feel more confident and empowered to make changes, building resilience and working toward self-actualization.


I work from a strengths-based, person-centered approach, keeping you at the forefront of your treatment and recognizing your unique talents, interests and capabilities that can be built upon through the therapeutic process.