Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, RPT-S, M.Ed
Next Place Therapy Services
Sabra Starnes is an independent clinical social worker licensed in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Ohio. She is also a registered play therapist supervisor and clinical supervisor. She is a national speaker, author, trainer, and digital creator.
Sabra is known for her work in creating and delivering training consultations on adoption-related issues using both a professional and personal perspective as a transitional adoptee and adoptive mother. Sabra has a personal and professional view around the adoption area and amplifies the adoptee's voice.
Sabra owns Next Place Therapy Services, a group practice in Largo, MD, that serves clients ages 3 to 18 and their families using play therapy and expressive therapies. She also owns Next Place Lounge, which offers hybrid training to mental health clinicians nationally and internationally. She has created and delivered her training on adoption play therapy and sand tray. Along with offering therapy to practice, she provides clinical and play therapy supervision to mental health therapists. Sabra ensures that training, supervision, and consultation support therapists to develop cultural humility, understand intersectionality, and work with all clients.