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Sara Minges, M.S., Founder



Sara Minges is the Creator and Founder of Playful Awareness. 


A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (B.A. Psychology, Child & Family Studies, and Avila University (M.S., Counseling Psychology, 2007), Sara has a passion for helping people love their lassos of truth, living playful, joyful lives, and empowering them to show up as their most authentic selves, every single day.  

From 2001-2009, Sara worked in various roles at community agencies in Tennessee, Missouri, and Kansas, including respite counselor, family support worker, domestic violence advocate, therapeutic foster care case manager, therapist, intern supervisor, and life and wellness coach.  


Sara's areas of specialty and expertise are varied, as she has many passions and interests.  These areas include:

-parent-child attachment relationships

-divorce/blended families



- Sensory Processing

-overcoming toxic relationships

Sara is often a featured guest for media stories relating to parenting, families, mental health, and self-love.  She's been featured on local Kansas City tv stations, The Gifters, First Generations, Nashville 2 podcasts, yahoo parenting, and has partnered with NAMI and Lady Gaga's Foundation, Born This Way.  

Sara is also a global speaker, touring poet, and mama to her orange tabby cats, Honey and Tazzy.  She currently resides in Nashville, TN and can be reached via email at  


“Sara is great!  I’m really grateful to know such a kind spirit who always leads by example.  

      Her coaching is a reflection of who she is as a person, a remarkable human being.”

-Allen Little, TedX Speaker, 2020 #1 Rated Life Coach in Kansas City

“Sara is the best!  She has an energy about what she does that is warm and funand great for children and adults alike.  I couldn’t recommend her any higher.”  


- Bryan O’Connor, 2014

“Sara is one of the most compassionate people

I have ever met.  Her attentiveness, professionalism

and empathy are evident in both her public

presentations and individual sessions.” 

-Dan Wohlenhaus

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