We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Rees and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Ever since I was in college, I always dreamed of owning my own business. After gaining experience by working in various environments, the timing felt right to explore implementing my own vision and dream for helping children and their families in a personalized way. Brave Space Counseling was formed to provide tailored support, focusing on the unique needs of the whole child.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Brave Space is a counseling clinic for children, teens, and their families. Our approach to counseling focuses on establishing an environment where a person feels safe, accepted, and genuinely cared about to better resolve problems. We specialize in and are most known for Play Therapy. This treatment modality is evidenced-based, effective for children ages 3-12. Play Therapy allows children to use play as their natural way of communicating to process the traumas and difficulties they have experienced. In addition to Play Therapy, we also utilize expressive art therapy, activity therapy, and sand tray therapy with older tweens and teens. We also run a unique parent support group for parents to enhance their parenting by engaging in more effective discipline and connection with their child. The work we do at Brave Space is not often easy. There are pains, struggles, and trauma to work through. Through being uncomfortable and facing fears, we are able to push the envelope of our own growth and self-awareness. Through a safe and genuine relationship, and by connecting with the heart of a child, everything is possible. Brave Space gives hope for healing the hurts, big or small.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
While my practice is in Plano, I actually live in Grapevine. So, I would suggest having brunch at Main Street Bistro with a day of boutique shopping along Main Street. A sandwich at Weinberger’s Deli or Mason & Dixie will be on the list. Then, a day trip over to the Fort Worth Zoo, along with some of the best Mexican food at Joe T Garcia’s. We’ll enjoy pizza from Wise Guys and tamales from Tommy Tamale. We’ll take some great photos at the Grapevine botanical gardens on a leisure stroll. We’ll finish the week off with cheese boards and wine at Messina Hof winery.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My business successes are dedicated to my husband, family, friends, and colleagues. I cannot thank my family enough for spending long hours talking while driving on the way home, having Friday lunch dates, and lazy weekends at the pool to help me feel confident in achieving my business goals. I am forever grateful for my abundance of support.