Mentor + Essay Coach
Sarah brings empathy and experience to her holistic admissions approach, partnering with her students to craft powerful essays that unleash their personalities and life experiences outside their academic achievements.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
MS/PhD, Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
MBA Candidate 2024, Nova Southeastern University
BS, Psychology, Kent State University
An essay coach with Moon Prep, Sarah partners with her students to craft powerful essays that allow the “whole individual” to shine through the application. As a clinical psychologist and seasoned proofreader, she is passionate about guiding students in writing essays that demonstrate a comprehensive view of their lives and show they are more than the sum of their academic achievements. She works closely with students to highlight their academic abilities as well as a variety of other personal strengths, qualities, and skills that are important for college and life success. She believes admissions essays allow students to express themselves authentically in ways that other parts of their application miss.
Alongside her mentoring at Moon Prep, Sarah practices as a clinical psychologist at a prominent intensive treatment clinic in Weston, Florida. She provides cognitive behavioral therapy to teens and young adults diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), severe anxiety, and other related conditions. She has years of experience working with students to help them plan, write, and edit their college admissions essays and personal statements, assisting them from the beginning to the end of the essay-writing process. She focuses on tasks such as selecting effective essay topics and themes, brainstorming ideas, outlining essay structure, proofreading, editing, and polishing the final draft. As well-being and mental health-related topics have appeared more frequently in college admission essays in recent years, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah is particularly helpful to students who wish to examine these issues in their applications. Sarah’s unique background in clinical psychology and mental health provides a unique perspective and excellent sounding board for guiding students to ably address these topics as they relate to personal experiences and professional interests.
Previously, Sarah interned with the Mental Health Center of Florida in Fort Lauderdale, where she spent a year providing psychotherapy services, conducted court-ordered psychological evaluations, and collaborated with other professionals to assess patients’ overall physical, medical, and mental conditions.
As a psychology trainee at ChildNet, she provided individual and family therapy services to neglected and abused children, conducted therapeutic family visitations, and supervised court-ordered visits. In college, Sarah was a student member of the APA Division 18, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students. She has published academic papers on the impact of police personality and coping on job stress, relationships, and depression as well as the relationship between the media and mental illness.