Sarah EscalanteLCSW

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What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

My work with people has brought about an appreciation for the human experience and has deepened my desire to provide everyone with a space to be seen. I have been fortunate enough to work with people of all ages, and it has taught me that when given the opportunity, each person is able to step into the best version of themselves even when their circumstances are difficult. At the core of our being, we all long to be connected, whether that is with others in relationships or with ourselves.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

To accomplish meaningful change, I take a collaborative approach with my clients, helping them to discover their strengths and instilling hope early on. Together, we create goals that are specific, attainable, and measurable so that you will be able to recognize your progress within our work.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

A trusting therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors within treatment. I strive to be a therapist you genuinely like and get along with, who’s knowledge you trust, who inspires growth, and who works courageously and compassionately to support your goals.





Child mental health


General Expertise

Relationship Issues


Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Attachment issues


Communication issues

Domestic violence



First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Certification

Child-Parent Psychotherapy Accreditation

Positive Parenting Program Accreditation

Play Therapy Training

Managing and Adapting Practices Therapist Status

Seeking Safety


CA, LCSW, 102796


MSW, Social Work, California State University Long Beach

B.S., Criminal Justice, California State University Long Beach

Work History

Ms. Escalante is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 7 years’ experience providing psychotherapy to preschool and school-aged children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient and school settings. Having received extensive additional training and certifications, Sarah practices several evidence-based psychotherapies, including Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Positive Parenting (PPP). Specialized training has also prepared her to work with toddlers who have experienced early childhood trauma. Her clinical specialties include depression and anxiety, trauma, adjustment, divorce, grief and loss, attachment, interpersonal relationships, early childhood mental health, child/adolescent disruptive behavior, and parenting. Sarah provides a safe space in therapy through empathy and compassion and she tailors each client's treatment to their specific individual needs. She is dedicated to assisting her clients in meeting their goals, improving their lives, and making lasting changes toward wellness.


Remote Therapist, Newport Beach, 92660, CA