My interest and education as a therapist is ever-expanding. From the beginning of my educational journey to now, I have always had an excitement and keen interest in my field of practice. I find it fascinating to explore how our brains respond to certain thoughts and behaviors. I find it even more fascinating that behavioral changes (some quite simple!) provide the power to promote new neural pathways, better brain chemistry and an overall improved experience of life.
What excites me most about therapeutic treatment is the verifiable evidence of positive brain changes shown in FMRI scans. As my clients and I pursue new strategies and deeper insights, we are empowered knowing our work promotes better overall mental health and emotional well-being. When we understand how to care for ourselves and our brains, we hold the keys to a fulfilling life.
As your therapist, I approach our work together with compassion and curiosity. Pursuing relief from burdensome experiences and pain, often means understanding your patterns of coping, adapting and relating. Together we access your inner resources and strengths, creating space for a life that flourishes. I am honored to walk with my clients on their journey toward better mental health.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Distressing or complicated relationship with food that can lead to isolation, fear, and death. Could manifest as eating too much or too little and generally stems from someone’s complicated relationships with food or their body.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Obsessive compulsive disorder entails a distressful pattern of recurrent thoughts and repetitive behaviors. Obsessions are oftentimes unreasonable thoughts and fears that plague one’s mind to the point of compensatory behavior. This occurs despite logically recognizing the problem. The cycle is seemingly endless and instils feelings of hopelessness/helplessness. Severity of the condition varies but tends to begin gradually, becoming more intense under stress.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Children that experience parents and/or guardians that are avoidant, ambivalent, or resistant from an early age, may develop attachment issues. This can manifest as difficulty forming or maintaining friendships, romantic relationships and empathetic bonds throughout life, as well as other issues.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
CT, LPC, 004944
Masters in Mental Health Counseling, Gordon Conwell
Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Gordon Conwell
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing for 5 years. Sarah has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. She received a Masters in Mental Heath Counseling, as well as Marriage and Family Therapy from Gordon Conwell on Boston's North Shore. Sarah began practicing in New York City and Connecticut, where her training specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Her passion and expertise is found in working with anxiety disorders and anxiety related disorders; Sarah finds great fulfillment in seeing her clients find relief, and new freedoms in their lives.
134 Main St., New Canaan, 06840, CT