Birute Saudargas

Counselor In Training

Being human and experiencing life’s ups and downs can sometimes take a mental and emotional toll. Our stories are not meant for everyone, but sharing what is held inside with someone trustworthy can liberate us, shift our perspective, and support new ways to find inner balance.

I am passionate about mental health healing and providing safe relationships for my clients to meet their authentic selves and feel unjudged by whatever challenges them. I support my clients with unconditional positive regard and offer a safe space where opening up can occur. My clients often leave with new ways to approach challenges and build resilience and inner confidence.
I am currently enrolled in the graduate-level Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Governors State University. Previously, I co-founded and co-owned a thriving business and have a background in the wellness industry, providing bodywork therapy. My experience extends to public health research, focusing on various health issues, and I have been an advocate for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and community outreach to improve access to health insurance.

One of the joys of my work is meeting people from all walks of life, regardless of their age, gender, or the phase of life they are in. I help my clients through holistic and psychodynamic approaches, recognizing and respecting their unique bio-psycho-social-spiritual nature. I firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their background, deserves the opportunity to explore their mental health, heal, evolve, and ultimately thrive in today’s complex world. I am committed to affirming diversity in all its forms, and I would be delighted to help you improve your mental health with my professional expertise.

Specialities Include: Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Abuse & Neglect, Addictions and Substance Abuse, Digital Addiction, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Depression and Mood Disorders, Bullying & Cyberbullying issues, Gender Issues, Sex-positive Counseling, Self-esteem Issues, Social Skills, Spiritual Issues, Stress Management, Women’s/Men’s Issues, Body Image Issues, Harm Reduction/Psychedelics Integration,