• Craft Behavioral Health, 10175 Fortune Pkwy , Suite 1106, Jacksonville, Florida 32256
  • (904) 379-5928
  • sgholam@nepajax.com

"When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves. " ~Victor Frankl.

Sarah Gholam, Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Male Female people problems couple puzzle solutionMental health problems affect everyone in our society. You may be feeling alone and hopeless, but you can get better. I’m a  skilled cognitive behavioral therapist whose main goal is to help you work through the issues in your life that are causing you distress.

My experience includes treating patients diagnosed with various forms of depression, and anxiety disorders. I have extensive experience in treating trauma patients and women suffering from various forms of PTSD.

I treat both adolescents and adults. I believe in the uniqueness of each person, and implement this core belief into my practice. My goal with treatment is to be able to treat the individual, rather than treat a condition. While traditional treatment models focus on psychopathology alone, I believe that therapy is much more than this. You are more than just a diagnosis.

I have spent a big portion of my career working in local inpatient mental health hospitals. My background in the hospital setting has allowed me to understand the nature of crisis treatment, and strategies for preventing  unnecessary hospitalizations.

In addition to my background in mental health, I have an extensive background in substance abuse treatment, including having served as the St. Johns County Adult Drug Court liaison.

I practice at Craft Behavioral health, which is conveniently located across from the Avenues mall. Our practice includes a total of 6 therapists, a psychiatrist, and an ARNP.


Sarah Gholam is a highly skilled licensed mental health counselor that specializes in the areas of addiction, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and cultural issues. Miss Gholam was raised by immigrant parents in Sweden and is trilingual in Swedish, English, and Farsi. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Florida, and later earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida.

sarahMiss Gholam uses an eclectic style of therapy consisting of cognitive behavioral models, motivational interviewing, and existential therapy skills. Having lived in various parts of the world, Miss Gholam has a great understanding for the complex role that culture may play in a person’s life.

Miss Gholam’s experience includes having worked in both outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. She has experience working with various diagnosis, including PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. Her specialties also include addiction treatment.

Miss Gholam is a dedicated therapist who will only use proven treatment models to help you achieve your treatment plan goals. She does not believe in unstructured talk therapy, and is an avid promoter of evidence based treatments. She offers flexible evening hours for your convenience. Online counseling sessions are also offered to appropriate patients.

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