Sarah Astarte, Ph.D.



Intuitive counseling is counseling utilizing contemporary skills, and includes the use of one’s intuitive abilities to receive information from multiple sources, such as insights, energy reading, spirit guides, ancestors, and the Divine. Spiritual guidance is counseling that includes spirituality to help with healing, empowerment, and transformation. There are as many paths to the Divine as there are people, therefore, the understanding of one’s spirituality is subjective to each client.
My specializations include body image and self-esteem, love and relationships, sacred sexuality, identity formation, self-empowerment, life transitions, grief and loss, death and dying, mind-body connection, archetypes, multiculturalism and GLBT identity and issues, and spirituality and growth.
My practice also includes Goddess psychology, creative expression, dream work, Reiki energy healing, crystal healing, intuitive readings, and shamanic healing practices. I am a certified reiki practitioner, initiated shamanic healer, and priestess of the Divine Feminine.

My practice:

I use a client-centered approach to work with clients of diverse ethnic, cultural and religious/spiritual backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Spiritual guidance can be used to address and work through a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Body Image
  • Self-esteem and self-image
  • Sacred Sexuality and sexual healing
  • Dream interpretation
  • Grief and loss
  • Death and Dying
  • Existential issues and crises
  • Life and developmental phases
  • Multicultural identity and diversity issues
  • Marital and relationship issues
  • Identity formation
  • Mind-body connection
  • Archetypal experiences
  • Religious/Spiritual growth and development

Spiritual Guidance can also be utilized to supplement clinical therapy to address:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Addictions
  • Marital and relational conflicts
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders

Healing Modalities:

Spiritual Guidance- This is a method that utilizes psychological counseling systems and includes spirituality in its treatment of the person, and therefore is a holistic approach. Spirituality is included as it pertains to the client and their spiritual beliefs and practice. Spiritual guidance focuses on being centered in the moment and helping the individual work on their self-care, finding their path, being in touch with their own spirit and living to their fullest and happiest potential.

Energy Healing/Reiki- We all have an energy field called an aura. It can become damaged when we are emotionally or psychologically wounded during difficult times in our life, or when traumatized. Our energy field can be repaired with the use of shamanic energy healing techniques. This can include energy extractions and cleansing (which removes negative energy and energetic blocks in the field), and soul retrievals (healing the wounds of the energy field and returning missing pieces of the soul). Reiki means universal life force, and is an ancient Tibetan energy healing technique that was rediscovered by the Japanese. It allows the practitioner to channel universal life force into the receiver.

Creative Expression- It is allowing ourselves to give form to our thoughts and emotions through artistic means. One does not have to be an artist to do it, but to open to express themselves in new ways. This can include writing, drawing, painting, poetry, spoken word, dance and movement, sculpting, arrangement and decorating. The spiritual guide can include creative expression components as part of the spiritual guidance sessions.

Intuitive Readings- These are sessions that focus on divination, energy work and ritual may be included. Other tools such as oracle cards, tarot cards, crystals, and archetypal imagery may be used. The spiritual guide serves as a medium, and allows direct communication between the client and the client’s spirit guides, animal spirits, angels, ancestors, and deities.

Ritual- This involves creating sacred space and going through a symbolic process of actions to bring healing, create closure, or to call something new into one’s life. Ritual is used in most religious/spiritual traditions to signify connecting with the Divine. Making offerings, sitting in meditation, and doing prayers are all examples. The spiritual guide can facilitate the client through ritual as part of their spiritual work together.


“Sarah is a wonderful, and powerful healer. I have had intuitive readings and reiki from Sarah. She is very empathic, and a great listener…Her approach is holistic, and I always had a sense of intense well-being after a session.”

-Naomi C.

“Sarah offered several workshops…The one that touched me most was [an] empowerment ritual…She has a talent of being able to read her audience and know how to deliver her message.”

-Wendy C.

“She is a consummate professional, weaving a vast knowledge of many healing traditions with her own innate abilities. She is knowledgeable beyond her years and speaks from a place of compassion and understanding…Sarah is a great resource for anyone looking to explore themselves and all their relations more deeply.”

-Misty F.

“Sarah exudes warmth and compassion.”

-Nadia S.

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