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Four Directions

Group Therapy – Sarah Sense-Wilson, LMHC, SUDP, WSCGC-II

Sarah Sense Wilson (Oglala) LMHC, SUDP, WSCGC-II 

Sarah Sense-Wilson (Oglala) serves as Tulalip Tribes Problem Gambling Coordinator at Tulalip Behavioral Wellness Center. Ms. Sense-Wilson has worked in Tulalip for the past 9 years and prior to her role at Tulalip, she worked in Suquamish and in Seattle area as a clinician in various capacities. Ms. Sense-Wilson is a certified Gambling supervisor and is cofounder of the Problem Gambling Intertribal Providers Coalition. Ms. Sense-Wilson has assisted in co-developing problem gambling services and programs in tribal communities throughout the region. Ms. Sense-Wilson is highly motivated to expand, improve and implement effective strategies for restoring wellness and health for those impacted by problem gambling. 

Ms. Sense-Wilson’s educational background includes a B.A. in Political Science, UW 1999, Chemical Dependency License 2004, and she completed her MA degree in Applied Psychology from Antioch University in 2010. Sarah is a Washington State licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a certified Problem Gambling Counselor. She has worked in the chemical dependency field for over 19 years, specializing in both family and couples counseling. Sarah and her partner Mark Peltier have one daughter who is enrolled at North Dakota State University Doctorate in Indigenous Health program. Sarah’s most important role is grandmother “Unci” to her ‘Takoja’ grandson Waylin. 

Four Directions – Cultural Awareness and Healing Support Conference

September 18-21- 2023

Four Directions continues to grow and offer so much since it was first launched 15 years ago. This year’s Four Directions conference promises to be one of the best opportunities to combine evidence-based and culturally based treatment, prevention, and recovery practices yet!