Last edited 03/19/2024

Sally Scheidlinger LCSW


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Headshot of Sally Scheidlinger Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

The most pervasive theme I have found in my work with clients is negative self-talk. We often treat ourselves so harshly. Perhaps this began as a way to motivate yourself, using critical self-talk like, “How could you have been so stupid?” or “Stop being so lazy and get your work done.” Research shows self-criticism does not motivate us to do better. Self-compassion and kindness does. You may not feel ready or deserving enough to treat yourself with kindness, but we will work together to build that capacity and foster the tenderness you deserve.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

While I serve as a general practitioner, I am particularly passionate about working with individuals who have experienced the sudden death of a loved one. As a two-time survivor of traumatic grief, I have an infinite well of empathy and compassion for folks suffering with tremendous loss. Grief is all-encompassing of the mind, body, and spirit. It is also so inherently lonely—you should not have to carry that burden alone. To experience the devastating loss of a loved one requires the most safe and nurturing place to navigate a new and terrifying world, and I am passionate about providing this. Everyone experiences grief in a unique way so my approach is individually tailored, spending each session tending to your specific needs on that day and in that moment.





White, Iranian-American



Group Identities







LGBTQIA related issues

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Social Anxiety

Attachment issues


Family issues

Gender identity & transgender health

Identity development


Individual Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Training / Certifications

EMDR & Training, 2018

Internal Family Systems, Stepping Stones, 2024

National Institute of Psychotherapies, One-Year Psychoanalysis Program


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW117937
  • New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 092820
  • Colorado, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CSW.09928605


Columbia University, School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Clinical Social Work, 2018

Work History

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in New York, California, and Colorado. I hold a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University and have been working in the mental health field since 2016, leading community-based mental health teams, consulting, and working in private practice. I have worked in an array of settings including psychiatric inpatient units and frontline community mental health support, visiting NYC's most vulnerable for support during the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. I was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) in 2018 and have been practicing this evidence-based trauma therapy since then. It is also particularly helpful for individuals with negative beliefs about themselves. I also completed a yearlong psychoanalysis program at the National Institute of Psychotherapies in 2021 and a 4-month program on Internal Family System (IFS) in 2024. As the mental health field and human beings continue to evolve, I serve as a lifelong student and love sharing new insights and approaches with my clients.

Online Therapy

Office at 2211 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Frequently Asked Questions About Sally Scheidlinger, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Sally Scheidlinger, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Sally Scheidlinger accepting new clients?

Yes, Sally Scheidlinger is accepting new clients for online therapy in California, New York and Colorado and in-person appointments at 2211 Post Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA, 94115.

Does Sally Scheidlinger accept insurance?

No, Sally Scheidlinger does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Sally Scheidlinger offer?

Sally Scheidlinger offers therapy for individuals.

Does Sally Scheidlinger offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Sally Scheidlinger offers in-person appointments at 2211 Post Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA, 94115.

Does Sally Scheidlinger offer online therapy?

Yes, Sally Scheidlinger offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California, New York and Colorado.

How quickly can I see Sally Scheidlinger?

Sally Scheidlinger typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Sally Scheidlinger speak?

Sally Scheidlinger conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Sally Scheidlinger online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Sally Scheidlinger online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.