The Family First Team

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Hi, I’m Steve Weinman, the owner, clinical supervisor, and a therapist with FFT. I was raised in a wonderful small town in Connecticut. Then I was off to Tallahassee, FL where I earned my bachelor’s degree in family and child sciences from Florida State University.

Afterwards, I moved back north to earn my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Rhode Island. I loved living in a quaint New England town, but when I visited Savannah it felt like home. I fell in love with the city, including the people, the history, and the family first lifestyle. Now I live and practice as a therapist in Savannah GA, a dream come true.

Steve’s Support

I love when our clients reach their therapy goals, and I’d love to help you too. That’s why I’d highly recommend you taking a look at our wonderful therapists. I’m proud to say I think we all do wonderful work and would be great guides through your therapeutic journey. Thanks for your consideration and please continue on to get a feel for the rest of our wonderful therapy family.

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Sarah Daniels, LAMFT

Hi!  My name is Sarah Daniels, and I’m a licensed associate Marriage and Family therapist.  I earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Davidson College, worked a few years in cognitive research, and then earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a certificate in Systemic Multicultural Counseling from Appalachian State University. 

I have experience working with individuals, couples, groups, and families of all ages with a wide range of lived experience, from substance abuse to mood or anxiety disorders to relational issues and grief.  I tend to be both solution-focused and interested in your holistic well-being and development. I view my role as a guide, a coach, an advocate, and a witness to your journey and process. I am here to challenge and accept you, to listen and to help problem-solve, to empathize and validate. Through mindfulness, being the author of your own story, and expressive arts, I help people live an authentic, congruent, and fulfilling life.  I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together!

What I can help with:

Anxiety, trauma, family issues, couples and marriage counseling, and kiddos ages 6+.

What Steve says:

Sarah’s clients connect with her instantly and truly benefit from her desire to help their story move in a positive direction. She’s been a great addition to our family!”

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Mary Kate Ulshafer, LMSW

Hi, I’m Mary Kate Ulshafer, and I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker. I earned my bachelor’s in human services and master’s in social work both from Kennesaw State University. After graduation, I worked towards and promptly earned my full license from the State of Georgia. 

I have worked with children, teens, young adults, individuals, and families from all walks of life. My experience varies from anxiety or mood disorders to questioning sexual orientation, trauma, and life changes. I assist my client’s in finding the links between their thoughts and feelings, and how they affect their behavior, working towards solutions to help them progress in their life journey.

I also like to utilize Play Therapy activities, for any and all ages, because I believe that play and creativity helps us process and learn more about ourselves. I view my role as your therapist as a guide, a support, an advocate, and a witness to assist you on your journey through life’s ups and downs. I am here to listen and accept you for who you are, to validate and challenge you, assist in problem-solving and processing your life experiences. I hope to provide you with the support, empathy, validation, and respect you are looking for to encourage you to take the next step in your right direction. 

What I can help with:

Anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQIA+ Issues, behavioral issues, family issues, and kids ages 4+

What Steve says:

“We’re excited to have added Mary Kate to our team. Her clients are getting someone who is compassionate and strives to help them achieve their therapy goals.”

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The Next Step

If you’re looking to start finding those solutions and changes you’d like to see in your life, getting started has never been more easy and convenient. Use our user-friendly online booking to find a time that works for you.

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