Master in Social Work, Intern

Sarah Ockrin

Above all, nurturing my children has taught me how to nurture others.
Sarah Ockrin

Meet Sarah O.

Sarah Ockrin, Master in Social Work, is interning at Joy Full Living Center in her pursuit of licensure as an LMSW. Drawing on her core values of equality and valuing the innate dignity of each person, Sarah O. is passionate about helping people, in particular women, move toward greater emotional health, growth and freedom.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anaïs Nin

For Sarah O., an important lesson from time in full-time ministry, is to be present to where people are. Likewise, to help people identify crucial interpersonal, emotional and spiritual issues that challenge their ability fully embrace life. All of which requires strengthened empathic listening skills.

Moreover, fifteen years at home with her kids, has taught Sarah O. the value of presence. Mothering has taught her to be attentive through the various developmental stages of her children, while developing her patience and perseverance in the face of challenges. Above all, nurturing her children has taught Sarah O. how to nurture others.

In being present for others, Sarah has learned to be present to the needs of self. Over the years she has learned to be more attentive to self-care through reading, running, being in nature and gardening. Through her own journey to love, lead and care for self, she is better able to love, lead and care for others.

Education & Qualifications

Masters of Social Work, Roberts Wesleyan College (2005)

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Houghton College (2000)

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Sarah Ockrin
Master in Social Work, Intern

Sarah Ockrin

Sarah Ockrin, Master in Social Work, is interning at Joy Full Living Center in her pursuit of licensure as an LMSW. Her respect for the innate dignity of each person, drives her passion to help people, in particular women, move toward greater emotional health, growth and freedom.
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