“Your Mental and Emotional well-being is worth fighting for. I’d be honored to help you on your journey.”

Sara Waterbury DNP

Dr. Sara Waterbury, APRN DNP PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Mental Health Therapy, including Counseling and Medication Management

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Comforting Space

Individual therapy is an effective treatment for a variety of emotional difficulties and mental illnesses. We’re here to understand your concerns and customize a treatment plan. Our Location

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TeleHealth Available

Connect with your therapist from the comfort, convenience, and safety of your home through computer or phone video chats!

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Therapy & Medication Management

Mental health treatment plans that are inclusive at one clinic, with medication, including a variety of counseling techniques and safe psychiatric medication prescribing.

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You Can Be Yourself

Southern Comfort Health is an ally – a safe and judgement free place.

Our Mental Health Provider

Sara Waterbury

Dr. Sara Waterbury, APRN DNP PMHNP-BC

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A Florida native, Dr. Sara attended Indian River State College for both of her Undergraduate Nursing Degrees (Associates and Bachelor’s), and then pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. Dr. Sara graduated from the University of Florida with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health (DNP, PMHNP). She has experience in working where situations can be challenging as a Case Manager in the ER and Intensive Care Unit as well as practicing in a Psychiatric Correctional setting. Dr. Sara is active in the Treasure Coast medical community as an advocate for patients and colleagues; recommended by other local healthcare professionals to join the Southern Comfort care model.

"My mission is to improve the lives of my patients everyday through providing consistent mental health care via evidence-based treatment modalities, in a holistic manner."

Recover.

Learn Yourself.

Be Empowered.

Schedule a Free Meet & Greet - via phone or in-person

All visits with Dr. Sara Waterbury will be of a blended nature. This means, she can embrace your need for more time in counseling/therapy and/or focus on management with medications and supplements. By respecting your time and treatment goals, she can help guide your journey for mental wellbeing in a comprehensive fashion that is individualized for your needs.

Services

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Supporting People

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • End of Life
  • Family Support
  • Empty Nest
  • Role Transitioning
  • PTSD
  • Growing New Coping Skills
  • Relationship Issues
  • Medication Management
  • LGBTQIA+ Identity
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Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychotherapy
  • Telehealth is Available
  • Medication management at same appointments

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:  Patients will continue to evolve with guidance for working through issues to help themselves with lasting techniques.  Medication management at same appointments.

Have questions about our services? Check our FAQ page.
CONFIDENTIALITY PROMISE: We understand and want to break the stigma of seeking care for mental health. Unless legally required, we will not forward medical/mental records unless the patient provides written consent. Many patients can appreciate that since we do NOT accept commercial Insurance, their data is maintained PRIVATE within our medical records system.

Our pricing makes healthcare decisions easier.

New Patient Initial Appointment cost is $225, and follow-up options with Membership plans or as-needed care.

Psychotherapy & Medication management may last several months, which is why we recommend a membership plan – it’s cost-effective and simplifies transactions to allow the focus on care, and has several value-added advantages (including more direct access, discount medication and labs). Non-membership pricing is available too.
Learn more about our pricing.

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Direct Primary Care

Mental Health Services are provided from the same clinic as Southern Comfort Health, Direct Primary Care clinic. Click here for information on Direct Primary Care.
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St. Lucie County Resources

Click here to view the list of additional resources in our community that we’ve put together.

Southern Comfort Mental Health Building