• Sound - stable, reliable, secure /// vibrations that travel through the air and can be heard when they reach the ear

    Connection - the state of being connected, a relation of personal intimacy

  • Welcome

    My name is Sarah (she/her/hers) and I am a licensed mental health counselor and board certified music therapist in Minneapolis. I offer counseling, mental health therapy, music therapy or a blend of these options for individuals and families. You can schedule an initial appointment online (if I am accepting new clients, see below) or you can email or call to schedule a free 20 minute phone or video chat consult to see if I may be a good fit for your counseling or therapy needs.


    All people are welcome in my practice and am committed to constant learning and dismantling of my own privilege and biases while actively engaging in anti-racist and anti-bigotry actions and conversations. I work from a HAES and body positivity perspective, working to eliminate the negative impact of white supremacy and the patriarchy on our self image and self worth.

    Currently not accepting new clients, though you can be added to a waitlist, 1-2 months expected.

    Telehealth available, some limited in-person sessions also available after initial video visit.

  • I am currently not accepting new clients. You may reach out to me by email with questions or to be added to a waitlist, estimated 1-2 months. sarahdonovancounseling@gmail.com


    Please note all initial sessions are currently via telehealth with the possibility for in-person follow up visits.

  • Specialties

    I see clients age 16-108, as individuals or families. My areas of interest and expertise are:

    Pregnancy & Parenting

    Fertility, pregnancy difficulties, post-partum depression and anxiety, parenting stress and challenges

    Grief & Loss

    death, divorce, major life change, job loss, loss of health or wellbeing, and more

    Trauma: ART - Accelerated Resolution Therapy

    This eye movement supported therapy is proven to provide relief to trauma and other symptoms in a short time frame

    Relationships & Codependence

    Individual work to improve relational skills and understanding patterns, I do not see couples at this time.

    Chronic & Terminal Illness

    including dementia

    Caregiver Stress & Trauma

    health care workers, caring for ill family or friends, caring for high needs children

    Emerging Adulthood-

    16-25 years old

    Supporting creatives

    artists, musicians, writers, etc.


  • About Sarah & Sound Connections


    You may be feeling overwhelmed, ungrounded, and confused. Therapy can help. I believe you have the capacity to process challenging aspects of your life to become more grounded, content and fulfilled. You need a safe space to unpack and process at a pace that feels right for you and this is what I strive to provide. You will be listened to, heard, and supported as we work together to achieve your goals for wellbeing and positive connections with others in your life. We can spend our session talking, drawing, journaling, creating, music-ing, using ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) techniques, and however we find best to address the goals you want to accomplish. In my therapy practice and in my personal life I am committed to being culturally humble, anti-racist, all-body positive, and an ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

    ART - Accelerated Resolution Therapy

    I am a trained ART provider. This eye movement supported therapy is proven to provide fast relief for symptoms of trauma and many other mental health concerns. Find a good description HERE.

    Music therapy

    You may wish you incorporate music therapy in your sessions, and it is always your choice. In it's simplest form music therapy is finding ways to use music (listening, playing, writing, discussing) to achieve therapy goals. No music playing or performing experience is necessary.

    Licenses and Certifications

    LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    MT-BC, Music Therapist Board Certified

    Postpartum Support International Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health

    ART trained provider - Accelerated Resolution Therapy

  • Rates & Insurance

    Free Consult

    I offer a free 20 minute phone or video chat consult for you to determine if you think I will be a good fit for your counseling or therapy needs.

    Please schedule by phone or email

    In network provider BCBS of MN, Anthem, UCare, PreferredOne, and MA

    If you have a health insurance plan other than those listed, you may be able to get reimbursed for a portion of your out of pocket fee through 'out of network benefits'. I will gladly provide you with a 'superbill'.

    Session Costs

    $140 for 45-50 min individual session

    $175 for 45-50 min diagnostic assessment

    $185 for 45-50 min couples or family session

    $215 for 75-80 min couples or family session

    I accept payment at the end of each session. You may pay with credit card, FSA, HSA, Venmo, cash, or check.

    Sliding Scale/Reduced Fee

    I reserve a select number of spots for clients who can only access therapy with a reduced fee. There are two options for accessing sliding scale rates, visit these links or contact me for more information.

    LPC/LPCC and MT-BC Supervision

    In person and/or video chat, creative arts focus

    $70 for individual per one hour

    $30 for group per one hour

  • Connect with me

    I office in the amazing Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis



    twitter: @sndconnections

    The Healing House 6 E. 45th St

    Minneapolis, MN 55419

  • The Blog- hopefully coming soon....

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  • Resources

    Covid & Mental Health MN Resources and Info

    Covid Emergency Resources for musicians & artists

    American Music Therapy Association

    Postpartum Support MN

    National Alliance Mental Illness - MN

    MN Assoc for Children's Mental Health

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