Meet Sarah Plyler

About Sarah

Welcome! I am the Founder of the Center For Conscious Connection. I believe that we all have an innate desire to belong and to experience a deep knowing of ourselves. My mission is to help facilitate consciousness and connection within the experience of Self and Relationship.

 

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Integrative Breathwork Practitioner. I am LGBTQ+ allied, kink-aware, and poly-friendly. I strive to make therapy affirming for any individual or couple that I treat.

I have specialized training in Psychospiritual Integration with Jacquelyn Small, founder of the Eupsychia Institute and acclaimed author of Transformers: Therapists of the Future (1984), Awakening in Time: The Journey from Codependence to Cocreation (2001), and The Sacred Purpose of Being Human (2005). 

I was trained by Deb Dana, LCSW in the principles and practices of Polyvagal Theory to reshape the nervous system. I am a member of the Polyvagal Institute.

 

I also received specialized training in Emotion Focused Therapy with Michael Barnett, founder of the Atlanta Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.  

 

I am part of an EFT & PVT (Emotion Focused Therapy and Polyvagal Theory) Consultation Group supervised by Camille Scent, LPC, LMFT, ICEEFT.  This group integrates the EFT and PVT models in treatment of complex trauma with both LGBTQ+ and Heterosexual Couples.

Before founding the Center For Conscious Connection, I held former roles as Clinical Director of Austin Recovery, Women’s Program Director of The Arbor, and Adjunct Instructor of Adolescent Development at The University of Alabama.

 

I have a deep connection to the individual and relational work at CFCC as psychospiritual integration and emotionally focused therapies are essential to my own journey of healing, relating, and authentic life expression.  

 

“I do the work of the heart.  Come take the heart’s journey with me.  Release, Express, and Manifest!” ~ Sarah Plyler, MS, LMFT

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