The Author

Sara Makin, MSEd, LPC, NCC

Founder and CEO, Makin Wellness

Sara Makin is the founder & CEO of Makin Wellness, Pennsylvania’s #1 Rated Online Counseling Platform.

Since establishing the company in 2017, she has led Makin Wellness to it’s position today as the state’s fastest growing & privately owned tele-mental health company, achieving rapid expansion and mental health utilization. Under her leadership, Makin Wellness has established a proven track record of successfully shaping the mental health market & driving mental health transformation by executing on their mission of helping millions of people heal & become happy again.

Sara Makin has been featured in major media outlets including NBC, ABC, FOX, The CW, International Business Times, The Scientific Journal and hundreds more media sources internationally. She has been named a Top 100 Healthcare Leader (2019) & an Empowering Woman in Philanthropy (2018). Sara has been on the cover of Inspiring Lives Magazine, Dispense Magazine, Pittsburgh Avenue West and Steel This Magazine.

Nationally recognized as a trailblazer in the virtual mental healthcare field & 2x best selling author, Ms. Makin is fueled by a relentless desire to improve virtual mental health outcomes and provide the masses with outstanding mental health care.

Her successful career in mental health care began at Duquesne University , where she still serves on the Alumni Advisory Board.

She holds a Bachelors of Arts from La Roche College & Masters of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Duquesne University .

The Book

“Hello everyone, my name is Sara Makin. I am the owner of Makin Wellness Center in downtown Pittsburgh and the #1 bestseller author of From Depression To Joy: A Parent’s Handbook For Teenage Wellness. I wanted to take some time today to talk with you about how incredible Doug and his team are and how having him on my team was crucial of my success. So first off, writing a book and that whole process is so much more fun whenever you have a talented team with you and Doug and his team are absolutely fantastic, so kind, fast response rate, like it’s incredible how efficient and how kind they are. They also are so much fun to work with. I mean Doug is absolutely fantastic. He has best sense of humor. Loved talking with him and working with him. It’s just so much fun. So him and his team definitely made this book so successful, I mean it hit #1 bestseller status in four categories on Amazon and then #2 on a different category so that was fantastic. 

Now for the practice, Doug’s help and and consultations were so important with making this practice successful. He helped me have to from having zero dollars of business book to $18,000 with business book in less than a month which is absolutely phenomenal. 

He really is able to pull out more of your strengths and kind of identify your areas of opportunity. And his guidance has been so helpful. I’ve learned so much from him and I cannot be more thankful for Doug and his fantastic team. I look forward to working with Doug again on our next book. But if you have any type of consideration of writing a book or you know, working with him, I would say go for it because he’s truly such a gem of a person. He’s so talented and he’s just seriously one of the best people I’ve ever worked with. So thank you Doug and the team and I hope you choose to hire them.”