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Sara Phipps Resident

Clinically Supervised

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Under Clinical Supervision

Sara Phipps, Resident, 123 is practicing under the supervision of Leonard Schmelkin (Massachusetts, LICSW, 118838) at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lexington.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a young woman who has allowed self-esteem, confidence, and anxiety to get in the way of life, I understand how difficult it can be to move past these issues and into a place of comfort and confidence.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Sara Phipps is an MA-level clinician working towards her LHMC licensure in Massachusetts. Sara has almost 2 years of experience working as an in-home therapy clinician working with families and children with extensive traumatic backgrounds. She has helped these individuals with oppositional behaviors, depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, trauma, PTSD, anger management, communication, and utilizing coping skills to regulate emotions. She is compassionate, understanding, and willing to work with her client based on their individual needs. Sara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health counseling through Southern New Hampshire University as well. Sara uses a mix of therapy approaches because she believes that every client is different and that every client should have their own customized treatment. Therapy approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, person-centered, and mindfulness-based techniques. Sara always maintains a positive approach and keeps her clients' needs and wants in mind. Sara looks at the importance of building a good and honest relationship between counselor and client. This includes building off the strengths that the client is willing to bring to the table. By incorporating strengths and skills that the client already possesses, Sara and the individual can reach the intended goals.





Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise




Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP



First Session$240
Individual Therapy$195
Marriage & Couples Counseling$195
Family Therapy$195
Group Therapy$195

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Existential Therapy


Master of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, Southern New Hampshire University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lexington, Lexington, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Sara Phipps, Resident

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

Is Sara Phipps accepting new clients?

Yes, Sara Phipps is accepting new clients for online therapy in and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lexington, 1666 Massachusetts Ave Suite 10, 2nd Floor, Lexington, MA, 02420.

Does Sara Phipps accept insurance?

Yes, Sara Phipps accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Optum.

What types of therapy does Sara Phipps offer?

Sara Phipps offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Sara Phipps offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Sara Phipps offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lexington, 1666 Massachusetts Ave Suite 10, 2nd Floor, Lexington, MA, 02420.

Does Sara Phipps offer online therapy?

Yes, Sara Phipps offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Sara Phipps?

Sara Phipps 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 Sara Phipps speak?

Sara Phipps conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Sara Phipps online?

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