WELCOME TO BALANCED MIND & BODY
Counseling + Yoga
Come as you are and experience healing the mind, through the body.
MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION
"Questions are the keys that cause the secret doors of the psyche to swing open."
- Women Who Run With The Wolves
In mental health therapy, you will have the opportunity to process life experiences in a nonjudgmental and safe setting, at your own pace, while also learning valuable tools to build resilience, facilitate wanted changes and goals, and better manage mental health symptoms.
My approach to healing and treatment is through Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral talk therapy, sometimes paired with therapeutic movement, breathwork, and meditation, all of which has been shown to be effective in treatment of PTSD, anxiety, and depression (read more about the efficacy of therapeutic yoga for mental health on the resources page).
A few things to note:
I only work with individual adults for therapy.
Telehealth services are available.
THERAPEUTIC MOVEMENT AND BREATHWORK SESSIONS
This type of therapy offers a safe and sacred space to work towards finding balance in the body, mind, and spirit through a deeper exploration of physical yoga postures (asana), somatic movements, yogic philosophy, breathwork (pranayama), meditation, and Ayurvedic health practices.
Read more about yoga therapy and therapeutic movement on the Resources page.
These therapies cannot be billed through insurance.
INSURANCE PLANS IN NETWORK
Coverage subject to deductibles and/or copay on behalf of individual plan.
ABOUT SARAH L. WHITE
MS, LMHC, NCC, RYT200, TIYT
I am a part Native American female who is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor through the state of Iowa, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher. I completed my Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in Psychology and Criminal Justice and obtained my Master's degree in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling from Drake University.
I began taking yoga classes and practicing meditation and breathwork during college as a way to alleviate stress and manage my own nervous system dysfunction, which inspired me to pursue yoga teacher training and studies in yoga therapy and Ayurvedic health in order to better serve others in their own personal journey towards improved quality of life, and finding samadhi.
With over 10 years of counseling and yoga experience, I specialize in treating/working with anxiety, trauma/PTSD, disordered eating, military members/family, BIPOC populations, LGBTQ populations, and women’s growth and potential.
In my free time, I am driven to teach yoga classes or pursue speaking events throughout the community. I also love reading, live music, being a mom, and spending time in nature!
GROUP YOGA WITH SARAH
*Class starting up again July 11th*
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Walnut Creek YMCA
Des Moines, IA
Come move, breathe, and turn inward together; all levels of practitioner are welcome here.
Free for members of the YMCA
$15 drop-in fee for non-members (1st week is free)
FOR SCHEDULING AVAILABILITY
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please immediately contact mobile crisis services at 1-855-581-8111, call 988 for the suicide prevention hotline, or go to your local emergency department. More emergency services for the Des Moines area are located on the Resources page. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed through this form of contact so please do not include personal identifying information.