Sara Baldwin
CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
Sara Baldwin, LCSW
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About my Practice

During my almost three decades as a forensic social worker, I have helped clients navigate some of the most stressful legal situations imaginable. As a mitigation specialist, I have worked with attorneys for years. I have developed a unique ability to listen and understand my clients and their lawyers, too. I have also been divorced twice and would have benefitted greatly from a divorce coach if only I had known to look for one. As a divorce coach, I help clients get organized, think clearly, and behave effectively in the legal context.

Services I Offer

I have two brothers who are firefighters and am specializing in service to first responders.

I am a Christian and specialize in faith-based divorce.

I have a trauma-informed practice.

Certifications

CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW, Florida license #10740).
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, graduating with honors (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Professional Memberships

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Background Experience

I have contracted in private practice on capital and non-capital cases in AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, NC, TN, VA, and in state and federal courts. I contract as a mitigation consultant with Public Defender Offices in numerous states and with many local, privately retained attorneys. I am qualified as a Mitigation Expert and have testified in trials and sentencing hearings. I have assisted in dozens of capital and non-capital pre-sentencing mitigation investigations including murder, DUI manslaughter, sex offenses, fraud, kidnapping, and drug-related cases. In total, I have been appointed or retained on hundreds of cases over the last 26 years. To learn more about my mitigation practice, please read “The Mercy Workers” https://www.themarshallproject.org/2023/03/02/death-penalty-mitigation-specialists-rare-look.

As a Christian lay minister, I was trained in Stephen Ministry in the 1980’s which resulted in a lifetime of service in various capacities of ministry. I was a facilitator in a post-abortion healing ministry. I co-founded and participated in a Christian outreach ministry to sex workers called Just Friends. I have been involved in the inner healing prayer movement since 1986 and worked as Director of Campus Prayer Ministry for Christian Healing Ministries from 2008-10. In 2016, I was trained as a Sozo team leader with the Tree of Life Transformation Center (TOLTC, http://www.sozojacksonville.com), where I also served as Chairman of the Board. I am also trained in biblical dream interpretation. I attend worship services at Maranatha Church in Jacksonville, FL, and Glory of Zion International in Corinth, TX.

 I am a fourth-generation native of Jacksonville, FL. I have three adult children and three grandchildren.

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