About Me

Welcome! Creative Counseling Connections specializes in working with FAMILIES, CHILDREN, ADULTS AND COUPLES for the treatment of:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • communication, conflict resolution and relational concerns
  • attachment/complex developmental trauma concerns via use of TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention & TF-CBT)
  • alternative (non-medicinal) treatment of ADHD via neurofeedback
  • grief and loss
  • biofeedback training for stress, pain and handling emotions

About Sara Rodriguez, LCSW-C

Post-Graduate Certifications:

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma, National Center for PTSD
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner (TBRI), Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development
  • “Adoption Competent Counselor,” Adoptions Together/C.A.S.E
  • Trauma-Focused CBT Program, University of South Carolina

As an independently licensed clinical social worker, I enjoy using my training and experience in therapy to serve others. I am not the typical therapist depicted on TV who simply nods her head and asks “how does that feel?” I believe it is my job not only to create a safe place where you can feel heard and understood, but to send you out the door with skills you or your child can use in your daily lives.

As a believer, I am able and happy to include spirituality as a part of this journey, upon request.

It is my goal that healing, connection and hope grows as a result of our time together.  Please feel free to visit the rest of my website for more details.


Sara Rodriguez, LCSW-C

Gaithersburg, MD