Star City Six – Sarah Worley
Daring Minds Therapy (daringmindstherapy.info) is a mental health and substance abuse treatment private practice in South Lincoln. Sarah Worley is the clinical director at Daring Minds Therapy.
Tell us a little about your business.
We provide services to all ages and focus primarily on treating trauma. Our practitioners are trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults.
How did you get started in the business?
I knew from the time I was in high school that I wanted to be in mental health. After my bachelor’s degree, I completed my masters at Doane University in counseling.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
My biggest challenge has been to juggle my career and being a mom while my husband is deployed for months on end at times.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
My most important achievement was becoming a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner.
Tell us a little about your family.
I’ve been married 16 years to Craig and have two daughters, Brianna who is 16 and Hadley who is 11, and two dogs—Oreo and Mochi.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
A big turning point for me was deciding to leave agency work at the Lincoln Regional Center and start in private practice. This wasn’t the plan but my husband was deploying and I needed a job with more flexibility.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Spend time with my family.
What is the most interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I love owls. My office is covered with them.
Who inspires you?
Brenè Brown, an American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host. She is well known for her TED talk on “The Power of Vulnerability”.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“We’re all broken. That’s how the light gets in.” – Ernest Hemingway
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
The ability to fly because I’ve always wanted to see the world but have never traveled outside the United States.
Which talent would you most like to have?
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
A criminal profiler.
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
Nebraska Association for Infant Mental Health because little is really known by the public about infant mental health. People do not understand that even babies can be traumatized.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Daring Greatly by Brenè Brown.
What is your favorite movie?
The Fifth Element.
What is your favorite local restaurant?