Sara Minges,ADHD Coach
Sara Minges graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2000 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Child & Family Studies. While a student, she worked as an intern in the Childcare Resources and Referral Center, assisting parents with locating childcare resources and writing articles related to parenting and child development. In 2008, Sara received her play therapy certification from the KC Play Institute in Overland Park, KS.
From 2001-2005, Sara worked as a Respite Counselor, Intensive Case Manager for at risk families, and a foster care worker. As a full time graduate student (2005-2007), Sara also worked overnight as a Chemical Dependency Technician and CMA, Domestic Violence Survivor Advocate and Clinical Intern, and Therapeutic Foster Care Worker.
In 2007, Sara received her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Avila University in Kansas City, MO. From 2007-2018, Sara worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In 2009, she created Playful Awareness.
In 2018, Sara published her first book of women's empowerment poetry, Naked Toes, gave up her therapy license so she could devote her time to coaching parents and families, and created Wonder Woman Rising, a private practice dedicated to helping teen girls and women love themselves, own their life stories, and unleash their "inner goddess", their own version of Wonder Woman.
Sara's areas of specialty include parent-child attachment relationships, ADD/ADHD, sensory processing, trauma, imposter syndrome and teaching DBT life skills to help clients create lives worth living.
Sara has been a featured in yahoo! parenting; The Gifters, First Generations and Nashville podcasts, and partnered with the National Alliance for Mental Illness and Lady Gaga's Foundation, Born This Way.
Tired of cold midwest winters, Sara relocated from Kansas City to Nashville in 2021.
Sara's 4th book, How to Fight Barbie... and Win is forthcoming in 2022 from Alien Buddha Press.
“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.”