A little bit about Sandra

Sandra Knapp is the founder of Mind Matters Therapy Services, LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Hilton Head, South Carolina. She is qualified with a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology.  Much of Sandra's career and training has been focused on working with children, adults, and families with backgrounds of trauma and abuse.  After years of working for a non-profit agency where she provided trauma-focused therapy services, forensic interviews, and community education, Sandra opened the doors to her private practice in the Spring of 2017.   Sandra embraces the opportunity to work with different individuals and shares her passion by providing therapy to members of her community.  

Sandra specializes in mental health issues including trauma, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, anger management and various other diagnoses.  Sandra provides traditional in-office, evidence-based treatment, and supportive therapy to address problems and concerns. Specifically, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and includes training in Mindfulness-Based strategies and Solution-Focused techniques.  Additionally, Sandra utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy approach in treatment.  
Sandra offers Walk It Out therapy which is talk therapy conducted outdoors while walking! Cognitive Therapy is supported by research as an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress,  depression, anxiety and many other mental health diagnoses. There is much evidence that validates the importance of exercise in reducing mental health symptoms. Walk It Out therapy sessions combine both with the focus of getting clients feeling better faster! 

Regardless of the setting, Sandra uses a collaborative approach to understand how her clients’ backgrounds, belief systems, and personalities affect their abilities to operate and succeed in their environments. Sandra joins her clients to eliminate any mental, emotional, and physical obstacles or barriers in reaching their goals.

During her personal time, Sandra, enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and cooking delicious food!