Sanctuary Counseling Group

In 2024, the First United Methodist Church Council approved a proposal to make room on site in Brevard at FUMC for the newest satellite office of the Sanctuary Counseling Group.  

Sanctuary Counseling Group – Counselors at Sanctuary offer mental health care to individuals, couples and families with a mission to walk with individuals on a journey towards healing of mind, heart and soul. Sanctuary believes in making mental health accessible, affordable and available for all people.

Meet the Counselor

Sandra Kahn is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Sandra has a Masters of the Arts in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, and is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Sandra seeks to provide a warm, calm, and compassionate presence out of a foundation that is centered on faith, and resourced by education and experience. Her therapeutic approach considers the whole person – body, mind, and soul. Her training equips her to support individuals from a variety of faith backgrounds. 

Sandra works with individuals and couples who are seeking assistance in navigating interruptions to their lives.  She offers clients accompaniment for the first step or the next steps of their journey.  

Sandra guides these individuals in the foundations of self-esteem, such as boundaries, self-care, and communication. Therapeutic concerns may include stressful life interruptions (such as job loss, retirement, & relationship changes), challenges of gender/racial/ehtnic/economic and other social injustices, anxiety and depression, relational and spiritual concerns, addictions, co-dependency and trauma.  Individuals whose lives are interrupted by anger, perfectionism, loss, life stage or career changes, grief, religious injury, women’s issues, health concerns, intrusive thoughts or behaviors, trust injuries, as well as other personal and relationship concerns can begin steps toward better days

Sandra is certified by the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Clinical Trauma Specialists. She is trained in the Multidimensional Trauma Model. She uses a variety of therapy modalities including Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and EMDR.

Learn more about Sandra at Sandra’s website:

How do I know if I need counseling?

Everyone has troubles.  But some troubles can create emotional turmoil, can be constantly annoying, can affect home or work, or can be life changing.  People seek counseling for a wide range of problems. Some common reasons for coming to counseling include relationship problems, academic anxieties, feeling unusually sad, irritability, struggling with decisions, sleep problems, eating problems, difficulty in paying attention, feeling lonely, suicidal thoughts, or worrying too much. If you are not sure that you need counseling but think it might help, call to ask questions or try it out.

What are the fees?

Sanctuary seeks to make the investment of counseling affordable to all.  Some clients use cash to pay the standard fee of $150. Several insurance plans and Medicaid plans are also accepted. Sanctuary also offers a sliding scale and a scholarship program for those who cannot afford mental health care.

What to do next?
If you think now is the time to try counseling, or to take your next step in counseling, please reach out to Sandi. She is available via email, text and phone at:, 980-285-3373.