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Our goal is to provide predictable services in a safe environment to facilitate client success 

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OUR TEAM

Abbie Breckbill
Administrative Coordinator
They / Them

Hi, my name is Abbie and I am excited to be a part of the Center for Active Minds Team.  I will have the pleasure of talking with you if you need more information about the Center For Active Minds or are looking to become a new client of Dr. Sarah's.  You may also see me around the office.

I’m a writer with a passion for storytelling, meeting people, and trying new things. I grew up in southern Lancaster County and went to Millersville University for a BA in Writing Studies. After completing my undergraduate honors thesis, my goal is to study for an Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

I look forward to answering your questions about our practice!

I am Dr. Sarah, and I created the Center for Active Minds based on the community's need for evidence-based service for children with ADHD.  I conduct evaluations for ADHD and Anxiety, and I am a therapist that works with children with ADHD or Anxiety and their parents.

What really ignited my passion for working with children and teens with ADHD was how much these kids lit up after I was able to show them how much potential they have.  I soon found that working with children with anxiety offered me the same reward -- these children who felt isolated and alone were able to do amazing things with some support and changes to their thinking, their feelings, and their environment.  I also noticed how frequently youth with ADHD also experienced anxiety symptoms -- these children did not want to act impulsively, or get in trouble at home or at school, but feared that it would happen that day and every day, then getting mad at themselves for being told they had weren't doing enough.

I really enjoy my clients, and I look forward to working with you and your family, if you feel I'm a good fit for you!

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Dr. Sarah
Founder, Thearpist
She / Her

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We ask our clients about their Values...                   

....Feel free to get to know Ours!

OUR VALUES

The Center for Active Minds embraces being a clinic that offers transparent, empirically-based therapy and evaluations for toddlers, pre-k, children, teens, young adults, and adults, from mental health professionals that specialize in one or two areas. We strive to provide a comfortable environment that does not resemble a medical office setting.  We collaborate with clients and their parents to provide individualized therapeutic techniques that focus on the whole client (e.g., eating habits, sleeping behavior) and their context (working with parents and/or teachers), and implementing services tailored to our clients’ strengths based on their needs.

 

In a profession driven by empathy, we believe human nature is innately good and productive. We operate from a model of understanding that clients want to develop self-awareness and improvements in daily functioning and our job is to provide the expertise making those changes by working collaboratively with them to help them achieve their goals. That is, we recognize that we are only one part of a care team.  

OUR TEAM

...that people with ADHD may learn better when they are active? Research shows that some children with ADHD use movement as a way to increase their arousal level, potentially so they can better engage in important functions (like focus and memory; see Rapport et al., 2009).

Reference:

Rapport, M.D., Bolden, J., Kofler, M.J., Sarver, D.E., Raiker, J.S., & Alderson, M.  (2009).  Hyperactivity in Boys with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Ubiquitous Core Symptom or Manifestation of Working Memory Deficits? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 521-534.

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2018 & 2019

Member of the Pennsylvania Psychologist Association 

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