Sarah O’Brien, LLMSW

Education & credentials

  • BS, Aeronautics Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • MSW, Michigan State University

Personal Statement

One of my first jobs was teaching people how to fly airplanes. My students came from all walks of life, and in various stages of their life. Lionel, a janitor retiring from a nearby school, came to learn from me as the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to fly. I taught Lionel to fly and he taught me that it is never too late to achieve the dreams we have for ourselves. I practice psychotherapy in a similar way; my clients teach me about themselves, and I try to help them develop insights that may lead to more satisfying and contented lives.

In couples or relationship therapy, my goal is not to “save” relationships; instead, my work is focused on helping people understand the principles of sound, healthy and mutually fulfilling relationships.

The work of psychotherapy requires a trusting relationship that can sustain the warmth of connection as well as the heat that may be required for change.

Special Interests

  • Couples Counseling
  • Pet Loss Support
  • Adult Adoptees/Adoption
  • Ages: 18+ & Elder

Schedule & Appointments

If you're interested in scheduling a new client appointment with Sarah O’Brien, call 810-494-7180

If you are an existing client of Sarah O’Brien's and need to reach her directly, call her 517-599-5159