Meet the team at Arista Recovery

Sarah Kates CADC, CPS, MARS

Community Outreach Assosiate



Sarah began her professional career in this substance use disorder field 5 years ago. She has continued to move forward with making positive changes for the families and individuals she serves. Sarah was born and raised in the Kansas City area and has two beautiful children, Rome and Bentlee. Sarah identifies as a person in long-term recovery and strives daily to inspire hope in others.

Sarah’s personal story of overcoming challenges and her recovery journey are tools she utilizes when speaking with clients and their families professionally. She brings a valuable insight into each client’s journey and has had a lasting impact on so many individuals. Sarah’s passion for those who struggle like her to overcome and find their pathway to recovery shines through in all that she does.

Sarah was recently awarded a scholarship and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business management. She has worked in various roles throughout her life, however, believes she has truly found her purpose in the recovery field. Sarah enjoys spending time outside whether walking, playing softball, or just soaking up the sun. She is active in the Kansas City recovery community and shares her experience, strength, and hope with all those she encounters.

Sarah is dedicated to helping those who, like her, have struggled with substance use find their pathway to recovery. She believes in the hope of recovery and the power of spreading that hope throughout the community.

“Going to Arista Recovery was the best decision I’ve ever made. The counselors helped me grow in my recovery journey, from someone who was shy and uncomfortable sharing my feelings to a leader in meetings who now understands the reasons for my struggles and how to move past them.”
Kristen W. - Patient
“Arista’s newest location is a true pillar of the Paola community. The workers care deeply about their patients and are providing so many people with new beginnings. It's amazing to see the progress in people’s recovery journeys.
Lois B. - Patient
“A few people in my AA group went to Arista Recovery and they only had nice things to say about it. When I went through a short relapse I followed their advice and went there to get my head straight, and I’m so glad I did. Getting help at Arista is what stopped my mistake from defining my life again.
Kathryn A - Patient
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