Sarah Sifers, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
President of Five Rivers MHC

Dr. Sarah Sifers is a Licensed Psychologist. She received her doctorate in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas in 2003. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with diverse psychological needs in a variety of settings. Sarah’s areas of expertise include clarifying diagnoses, providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults with psychological disorders, chemical dependency, or who have experienced traumatic events. She also provides psychological testing, specializing in adult psychoeducational assessments. She emphasizes helping clients build resilience using a variety of research-based strategies. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, crossword and sudoku puzzles, judo, and yoga.

Sarah is a Minnesota Board of Psychology approved supervisor for LP and a Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy approved supervisor for LPC and LPCC. She provides supervision for clients across the lifespan from a variety of modalities. Sarah is a former full professor of psychology with over a decade of clinical experience in outpatient, day treatment, and in-patient clinical practice. Supervision is provided from a developmental model. Individual supervision sessions are available at $80 an hour.

Sarah is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach Training Program and a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). Health and wellness coaching is a partnership between client and coach designed to foster wellbeing through exploring, envisioning, enacting, and evolving self-directed goals and values. It is strengths-based and focused on making lasting changes. Health and wellness coaches recognizes that the client is the expert on their own life and provides respect and unconditional positive regard. Health and wellness coaches use a variety of learning and communication techniques specifically designed to foster self-discovery and solutions along with accountability and motivation. We honor each client’s life circumstances, strengths, and goals, empowering clients to mobilize their resources and build new ones. The goal of health and wellness coaching is self-management strategies for making sustainable healthy lifestyle changes. Health and wellness coaches do not diagnose conditions, prescribe treatments, or provide psychotherapy; however, they may provide guidance in areas in which they are licensed and may offer resources from recognized authorities or referrals to other providers. Health and wellness coaching treatment plans are client driven and may include suggestions from individual clients’ professional health care providers.

Health & Wellness Coaching Sessions and Fees:

Initial session


30-minute coaching session


60-minute coaching session


Group session