Sari Knight offers parents and their children non-judgmental, solution-oriented therapeutic support. Trained in psychodynamic psychology and family systems theory, Sari is a registered Associate Social Worker (ASW 93481) under the supervision of Bryana Kappadakunnel (LMFT 90464). Her philosophy is rooted in non-punitive connection and attachment-based parenting. She aims to empower parents with the self-regulation skills and self-awareness they need to create more harmony, happiness, and peace in their families.
Sari earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Theater from the University of Michigan and her Master degree in Social Work from Boston University with a focus on children and families. She has trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy through UC Davis and Children’s Institute, Inc. She is also a Certified Mindfulness clinician and has specialized training in working with Trans youth.
Sari is culturally sensitive and open to all ethnicities, races, religions, and sexual orientations. She specializes in families whose parents or children identify as LGBTQ+.
True in life, in an emergency parents must place the oxygen mask on the themselves before placing the mask on their child. This example illustrates the importance of self-care in parenting. As a mother of four children, Sari recognizes the value of practicing self-care. Many parents navigate parenthood neglecting their own needs and carry their own heavy baggage, but with the appropriate support parents can achieve self-care and emotional healing, while establishing a greater awareness of their child’s attachment and developmental needs.
In supporting parents in their learning, growth and change, Sari shares her unique background as a coach to children and their parents, a clinical Social Worker, a trained Montessori teacher, and a certified yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher. Her varied experience offers parents practical tools for self-growth, self-healing and builds positive parenting strategies & practices that are rooted in observation, listening, empathy, connection, and respect.
With Sari, parents have a space to explore parenting questions and obstacles, current and historical triggers and childhood and personal traumas. Sari also helps parents identify current life stressors, and mental health challenges. The goal is for parents to discover a deeper sense of calmness and clarity within themselves and with their child.