Last edited 03/06/2023
Sarah Escalante LCSW
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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
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Adolescent mental health
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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
- California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 102796
MSW, Social Work, California State University Long Beach
B.S., Criminal Justice, California State University Long Beach
Ms. Escalante is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 8 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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sarah Escalante, LCSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Sarah Escalante, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Sarah Escalante accepting new clients?
Yes, Sarah Escalante is accepting new clients.
Does Sarah Escalante accept insurance?
No, Sarah Escalante does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Sarah Escalante offer?
Sarah Escalante offers therapy for individuals.
Does Sarah Escalante offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California can book Sarah Escalante for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Sarah Escalante offer online therapy?
Yes, Sarah Escalante offers online therapy to people in California.
How quickly can I see Sarah Escalante?
Sarah Escalante typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Sarah Escalante speak?
Sarah Escalante conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Sarah Escalante online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Sarah Escalante online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.