Sara Powers, MA, LCSW

I became a social worker because I wanted to help foster a more just world.  I utilize myself and my empathy to witness the devastating impacts of abuse, neglect, and systemic oppression.  I believe that therapy can help to break the silence that often is a consequence of institutional, community, and interpersonal traumas.

Through my work, I have learned that life difficulties do not occur in a vacuum; partners, parents, and significant others struggle along side trauma survivors.  I am invested in providing support and information to anyone who cares about and is committed to the healing of trauma survivors.

For over 15 years, Sara Powers, LCSW has been an advocate for people who find themselves in vulnerable situations and who suffer from the impact of traumatic experiences.  With compassion, Sara companions individuals, guiding them to open doors that lead to new feelings of empowerment.

Sara’s areas of specialty:

  • Childhood trauma and neglect
  • Sexual trauma
  • Impact of trauma on partners
  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


Sara can be reached at 847-475-7003 x 38 or [email protected]

 Sara is available to train, present or consult on:

  • Partners in Healing: A Workshop Supporting the Partners of Abuse Survivors
  • The Tri-Phasic Model of Trauma Treatment
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Compassion Fatigue: The Cost of Caring


Sara accepts: BCBS PPO and Northwestern  Student Insurance (Aetna)

Education and Credentials

MA (Master of Arts in Clinical Social Work), 2008, The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

LCSW (Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker)


Professional Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)