Dr. Sarah has always maintained a private practice.  In addition to her private practice, she has worked at, and been affiliated with the following programs:
  • Relationship Issues (Infidelity, Dissolution, Premarriage)
  • Family Life Stages (birth of child, adolescence, empty nest)
  • Marital Quality (communication, affection, intimacy)
  • Parenting (discipline, behavior modification, effectiveness)
  • Women's Issues (self-esteem, body image, self-care)
  • Men's Issues (fatherhood, violence, work stress)
Consulting Therapist
  • Passages Malibu 2010
  • Miramar Recovery 2009-2010
  • New Directions for Women 2008-2010
  • Echo Treatment Centers 2008
  • Project Josh 2011-2012
Volunteer Therapist
  • Center for Collaborative Consultation 2006-2007
  • Loma Linda Children's Hospital's Camp Good Grief 2004-2006

Founding Progam Director
  • ​Malibu Vista, Promises Treatment Centers 2012-2015
Dr. SARAH STUCHELL is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with over 15 years of experience counseling individuals, couples, and families.  Dr. Sarah earned her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. Dr. Sarah grew up in Michigan, went out to California for college and graduate school, and finally settled in Beaufort, SC.  Dr. Sarah grew up an athlete, playing many competitive sports.  In her free time, she likes to play tennis, workout at the gym, swim, and downhill ski.
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse (including sex addiction)
  • Depression/Anxiety/Mood Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Spirituality/Life Purpose/Life Transormation
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Issues
​DR. SARAH completed her training and internships at the Pepperdine Community Counseling Center in Irvine, California, as well as the Loma Linda University Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic in San Bernardino, California. These training sites offered Dr. Sarah the unique experience of working with individuals and their families to overcome mental health problems and other significant family issues. This approach is unique, since traditional psychological training has typically been individual-oriented. Her extensive training in systems theory and family therapy has distinguished her as an expert in couples and family therapy, and approaching problems that seem individualistic at first glance, from a holistic perspective.
Founding Executive Director
Director of Clinical Services
  • ​Coastal Empire Community Mental Health Center 2016-2017