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Education, Training, and Apperances 

Most couples therapists do not have the additional training needed to work with couples. Sarah Newcomer, MS IMFT CST has:

  • AASECT Certification in Sex Therapy

  • Over 50 hours of Emotionally Focused Therapy Training

  •  Over 20 hours of Gottman Method Training (Level 1)

  • Graduate degree focused on working with relationships

Specialized focus in working with couples just like you

Licenses & Certifications


  • Master of Science in Family Therapy, Friends University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, THE Ohio State University

Select Teaching & Presentation Experience

  • Newcomer, Sarah & Slabodnick, Levana. Kink: More then Just A Safeword. Presented at the 2nd Annual MFT & Systems Therapist Conference (Feb 21st & 22nd, 2020).
  • Newcomer, Sarah. Furries: Not Just a Sex Thing. Presented at Columbus's First Sexology on Tap (Jan 27th, 2020).
  • Newcomer, Sarah. Finding A Therapist Who Doesn't Suck. Presented at Midwest Furfest (December 5th, 2019).
  • Newcomer, Sarah. Why Mental Health is Important. Presented at AnthrOhio with convention con-chair Ed Hyena (May 2019)
  • Newcomer, Sarah. Intro to LGBT+ Studies. Adjunct Faculty, Wichita State University (2016)

Television Interviews

Continuing Education

  • Consensual Non-Monogamy Certification Program through Sexual Health Alliance (2022-Present)
  • Sex as a Safe Adventure: Connecting Sexually and Emotionally through EFT(Emotionally Focused Therapy) (2022)
  • Gottman Level 1 (2020)
  • Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) (2019)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills (2019)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship (2018)
  • Prepare & Enrich Facilitator (2018)

Volunteer Work

  • Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc Board of Directors 2022-Present
  • Midwest Furfest Programming Assistant Director 2021-Present
  • AASECT Annual Conference Volunteer 2019

Professional Memberships

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