Sarah Hoagland's Professional Bio

As a counselor, I listen to people's stories and how they make meaning of their life experiences, no matter how “bad” or seemingly “good” their circumstances have been. Helping you find meaning or helping you grapple with the times when meaning is lost is an important part of what we do in counseling.  Accompanying you on the journey of self-discovery and deeper self-acceptance, as you work to make your unique stamp in the world, is why I chose to become a counselor and therapist.

I received my Master of Arts from Loyola University in Chicago in 1993 in a program that specifically sought to integrate the disciplines of theology and psychology from a depth psychological point of view.  Over the years, I have deepened my depth psychological orientation by studying the works of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and pursuing opportunities for more Jungian training while working closely with clients.  I received formal training in psychodynamic theories, person-centered psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapies, couples counseling and family systems theories, the Bowen Theory, and humanistic approaches.

I have also been trained in spiritual direction, which includes training in mindfulness and contemplative practices. I completed a 3-yr training program in 2007 with Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman in the BodySoul work, which among other things, focused on the ways psyche is expressed in the body, and how to tap this as a meaningful resource for renewal and healing.  I am interested in how unconscious elements of our psyche come into play to both hamper and guide our process.

I have a special interest in attachment theories and work in trauma in addition to being trained in imaginal therapies such as dreamwork, active imagination, and psychodrama. I offer groups for mothers and women, dream groups, and therapy groups.

I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. 

Affiliations and Resources in Depth Psychology:

Loyola University of Chicago, M.A. –

Washington University, B.A. –

Phi Beta Kappa, member –

Marion Woodman Foundation, Graduate, Leadership Training –

International School of Analytic Psychology, continuing ed –

Pacific Graduate Institute, continuing ed–

Oregon Friends of Jung, member –

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists –


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Sarah Hoagland, M.A.

  • Life moves in a spiral, and "the true law of nature is always reached after the labyrinth has been traveled."

    ~ C.G. Jung

  • We may worry about death
    But what worries the soul the most
    Is to have never fully tasted
    The waters of its own essence

    ~ Rumi

  • Your pain is the breaking of the shell
    that encloses your understanding.

    ~ Kahlil Gibran

  • Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

    ~ Rumi

  • Ay, you are like an ocean,
    And though heavy-grounded ships await
    the tide upon your shores, yet, even like an
    ocean, you cannot hasten your tides.

    ~ Kahlil Gibran

  • Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
    Who looks outside, dreams...
    Who looks inside, awakens

    ~ C.G. Jung

  • You shall be free indeed when your days
    are not without a care nor your nights
    without a want and a grief,
    But rather when these things girdle your life
    and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.

    ~ Kahlil Gibran

  • Every individual needs revolution, inner division
    Overthrow of an existing order
    And renewal

    ~C.G. Jung