As an addictions counselor in the Men’s Program, Sarah Poplinski has worked specifically with relapse patients for the past eight years, providing individual and group therapy.
Sarah's goal is to help clients find a core of capability within themselves they can use to find their way to recovery. She recognizes her role in validating and celebrating the work patients do and the changes they are able to make.
It’s rewarding to see them blossom with that support, which is something many have never had before. It’s the small breakthroughs that make me grateful to do what I do. To see someone gain insight or awareness of an issue can be as impactful as having a huge epiphany.”
With her groups, she employs experiential therapy modalities to help patients break through intellectual barriers and defense mechanisms. She has also found spirituality to be an important component of her work with patients, helping them to develop mindfulness as a means of treating addiction.
She came to Caron in 2005 as a counselor assistant/counselor at the Caron’s Breakthrough program (formerly called the Center for Self-Development). She became an associate counselor and then counselor working with diverse populations throughout Caron.
Sarah has a Master of Arts in clinical counseling from Alvernia University and is a certified alcohol and drug counselor.