Meet Your Therapist

Sarah Newcomer, MS IMFT                  (She/Her)

I'm direct, active, and my client is your relationship...

Sarah Newcomer, MS IMFT

Sex and Relationship Therapist

My approach...

As a relationship specialist, I am different. My client is your relationship. I will work with you to help you get unstuck from old patterns. I use Emotion Focused therapy as well as Gottman method in a structured and focused process to help you get back on the path to connection. Getting unstuck looks different for everyone, but this is where I can help. 

This isn't a "one size fits all" situation, this is your relationship, so treatment is tailored to you.

I will provide insight on research, approaches, and options that we can look at together. I will be your guide in learning how to better communicate and create better intimacy, based on goals we create together based on interviews with you and your partner as well as the Gottman Relationship Check-up. I provide the science but you are the expert in your relationship.  My goal is to "work me out of a job". I want you and your partner(s) to feel empowered to create lasting change and create greater connection.

I am an active therapist

I won't sit there and look at your blankly for 90 minutes, where you question if I am even paying attention. I will engage you in the process because we are in this together.

will ask things that take a deeper look into your situation, your experiences and thoughts like:

  • What is your experience when you argue?

  • What happens in you when they walk away?

  • I will reflect back to make sure I understand, because YOU'RE the expert

I am a direct therapist

I will challenge things that are keeping you and your partner(s) from getting out of the old patterns that feel familiar, but are painful.

I am defiantly not a "stereotypical" therapist who uses psychobabble. I will laugh with you and cry with you. I have an authentic and laid back personality, but am not afraid to get to the heart of what brings you to me.


Therapy can help create lasting transformations in one of the most important relationships in your life.  Schedule a free 15 minute video consult  to see how I can help you OR you can dive in and schedule a first session today. 



  • Master of Science in Family Therapy, Friends University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, THE Ohio State University

Select Teaching & Presentation Experience

  • Newcomer, Sarah & Slabodnick, Levana. Kink: More then Just A Safeword. Presented at the 2nd Annual MFT & Systems Therapist Conference (Feb 21st & 22nd, 2020).
  • Newcomer, Sarah. Furries: Not Just a Sex Thing. Presented at Columbus's First Sexology on Tap (Jan 27th, 2020).
  • Newcomer, Sarah. Finding A Therapist Who Doesn't Suck. Presented at Midwest Furfest (December 5th, 2019).
  • Newcomer, Sarah. Why Mental Health is Important. Presented at AnthrOhio with convention con-chair Ed Hyena (May 2019)
  • Newcomer, Sarah. Intro to LGBT+ Studies. Adjunct Faculty, Wichita State University (2016)

Television Interviews

Continuing Education

  • Ohio Center for Relationship and Sexual Health Certificate Program (2019 & 2020)
  • Gottman Level 1 (2020)
  • Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) (2019)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills (2019)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship (2018)
  • Prepare & Enrich Facilitator (2018)

Volunteer Work

  • Midwest Furfest, Programming Team. Track Lead: Nature, Mental Health, Spirituality 2019 - Present
  • AASECT Annual Conference Volunteer 2019
  • Ohio MFT Network, Facebook Group Administrator & Creator 2016 - Present
  • Columbus Ohio Mental Health Professionals Network Group, Facebook Group Administrator 2019- Present
  • LGBQIA and Trans Affirming Therapists, Facebook Group Administrator 2020- Present

Professional Memberships

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Emergency & Crisis: I am not an emergency service provider nor do I provide on-call services. If you, or someone you care about, is in a mental health crisis or life threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If in Columbus Netcare Access provides 24/7 substance use and mental health crisis services at


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