Sarah BaslerIndependent Contractor

    Sarah Basler, LCSW completed her BSW and MSW at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale. Sarah is also certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor with her Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorder Professional endorsement with IAODAPCA (CADC, CODP). Sarah has more than 20 years of clinical experience. She has worked in a variety of areas in the Social Service field. She has worked in the substance use disorder field for 15 years. She worked with adults and adolescents in residential therapy, outpatient and also as a manager in the admissions department at Gateway Foundation. Sarah has worked as a civilian contractor with the Illinois National Guard to assist and support family members through deployments during OIF/OEF. She has also worked with children and family and youth in care. Sarah currently works in the hospital setting in the behavioral health department in the emergency department at Herrin Hospital. Sarah is a member of the SIU-C Trauma Behavioral Health Fellowship and has extensive training in trauma informed care. Sarah has had extensive training in CBT, DBT, Motivational interviewing, Seeking Safety and Mindful Base Sobriety. Sarah is currently working on her TF-CBT National certification. Sarah is the Southern Illinois District Chair for the NASW-IL and sits on the committee for the Southern Illinois Drug Awareness Conference.