C. Sara Hoppe

C. Sara Hoppe, MA, LP  (Retired October 2015)

BioPicSara2C. Sara Hoppe has been a licensed psychologist since 1977, a co-owner and staff member of Grove Psychotherapy, Inc. since 1979. She received her master’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1969 in Educational Psychology and studied for 5 years in the University of Minnesota’s Family Social Science program. She has had training in Feminist Therapy, Hypnosis and EMDR, served on the board of Women in Psychology in Minnesota, and is a member of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She has led workshops in Communication Skills, Mothers/Daughter relationships, and Family of Origin work groups and conducts supervision for psychologists.

C. Sara Hoppe works with adults, ages 18 and up, couples and family groups. Her clients come from many backgrounds, which often include abuse, trauma of different kinds, alcohol, gambling and other dysfunctional behaviors which have affected their ability to satisfactorily manage their lives. Techniques such as EMDR, guided imagery, and cognitive behavioral practices may be useful to help clients manage their anxiety or depression.

She has also written book reviews for the Women in Psychology Newsletter and has had articles published in local papers on topics related to psychology and aspects of family life, as well as women in the workplace. Currently she applies various interests more specifically for the clients’ work in therapy. For example, encouraging clients to venture into their own creative outlets such as art, music, dance, gardening, cooking, or developing an aesthetic appreciation of their environments.

In her words:

The crux of healing, I believe, is to bring unconscious conflicts to the surface. The path is often tricky and round-about. An additional road to the psyche is through dreams, a creative avenue that most people experience. It is like playing detective to unearth the meanings and messages of our dreams. The unconscious is a partner in healing, waiting to be recognized and encouraged. I believe in the sturdiness of the human spirit and our innate drive towards health. We all want to be the best we can be. Sometimes, a boost along the way is what helps the process.

C. Sara Hoppe