Sarah Beth Wignall

Sarah Beth Wignall

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Cranston Waitlist In-person

As of January 1, 2022 I will no longer be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance.

Updated September 16, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Adoption & foster care
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Family issues
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Sarah Wignall is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)  in the greater Providence area. As a trained “systems thinker”, Sarah considers not just the individual (or family/couple) seeking support, but also how their larger system both past and present affect current daily life. Prior to private practice, Sarah worked in school behavioral programs, community-based parenting programs, art therapy, and spiritual-based youth programs. Many of Sarah’s clients come in when life changes or loss have increased anxiety, depression, stress, or conflict within the client’s “system”. Sarah is particularly passionate about serving women experiencing infertility, loss, or challenges related to parenting. Sarah also finds creative solutions to help families restore harmony during stages of life transitions; she is effective in supporting both teens and adults who are experiencing significant changes.

Sarah is trained in CBT, focusing on the adaptability of the brain in order to have a new experience with a previously anxiety-provoking situation. Sarah utilizes Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing to help clients access their own unique, creative solutions. In session, Sarah focuses on the client’s voice, experience, and barriers to personal contentment. This approach enables clients to be an active part of treatment, tapping in to skills, solutions, and hope that may be “out of reach” due to anxiety, depression, or conflict. Sarah's style is warm, curious, and respectful; she is dedicated to providing a relationship that is safe, empathic, and promotes both growth and healing.


Message to clients

I believe that all my clients already carry solutions within. Each experience, relationship, characteristic, and perspective shapes us, making YOU the expert of your own journey. Stress, anxiety, loss, and conflict are like fallen trees after a storm. These negative experiences can block the path to your fullest potential in relationships and in life. I view my role as a guide, present with you in order to help clear these obstacles. But the path is yours: your journey belongs to you and you will find it to be a worthy one with a little support.

The pain, loss, conflict, and stress we experience are very real, but the process of healing and finding new strength can transform these experiences into growth and new birth. Just like a forest fire creates potential for new growth, sunlight, and a clean forest floor, humans have the potential to grow out of adversity. Wholeness and health are inherent in us all; I look forward to joining your restoration journey.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Initial session: $100 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $120 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Offering in-person, telehealth available on request
  • Wed 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Thu 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cranston practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed 7:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Private Practice, Therapist, 2020 - Present
North American Family Institute, Clinician, Clinical Supervisor, 2016 - Present
Love Providence, Student Mentor, 2005 - 2008
Parents As Teachers, Parent Educator, 2002 - 2005

PESI, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), 2020
University of Rhode Island, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2016


Licensure

Rhode Island: MFT00194


Languages

English