Before beginning my work as a therapist, I was employed as an academic advisor in the UC system. Through this work I became well informed on the ins and outs of the admissions process and garnered a passion for working together with young people and their parents toward a successful future.
Along with my interest in working with young adults and teens, I work with younger children as well. I have training in play therapy, sandtray therapy, EMDR, and art therapy and use them regularly in my practice. Silliness, play, art, and language are all a part of the emotional vocabulary of children (and adults) and I harness these in our work together. My schedule allows me to see clients on evenings and weekends, which with the busy schedules of families has an added convenience. My experience working in a school setting as well as running groups for children at a hospice makes me very comfortable with kids of all ages.
Through my work at San Diego Hospice, I nurtured my passion for work with people facing end of life issues and dealing with grief. During my time with Hospice, I worked with clients ranging in age from 3 to 103. Much of my research in graduate school focused on issues of grief over traumatic death and complicated bereavement. Giving clients space to take the time they need I will offer support, tools for coping, and opportunities to move past sadness into joy while honoring their loved ones.
Sarah G. Jessop M.A., IMF 69772
Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern
1811 Santa Rita Rd., Suite 207
Pleasanton, CA 94556
Phone: (925) 337-5029
Employed and Supervised by Karen M. Knapp, MFT (LMFT #27898)