Last edited 07/17/2022
Dr. Sarah LaTessLicensed Psychologist
In Pacific Time
My approach to therapy is client-centered: supportive, warm, empathic, and collaborative. Ultimately my goal is to create a safe space where clients can be their authentic selves and feel truly understood.
The first session is a time to get to know you and what you are seeking from therapy. If you have had prior therapy experiences and feel comfortable sharing, I would like to hear what worked and your likes/dislikes from those experiences so that I can tailor my approach accordingly. I am mindful of the fact that seeking therapy can be difficult, so my aim in the first session is to create a safe space to be vulnerable and answer any questions that may arise regarding how therapy will look/my approach to treatment.
I have an easygoing personality, thus my therapy style typically falls on the less directive side of the spectrum. I have also used humor to help me cope in my life, so I may use humor (when appropriate and welcomed by the client) in my therapeutic approach as well.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Adolescent mental health
Body image issues
College & graduate student issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Forensic Concentration Certificate, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, 2015
- California, Licensed Psychologist, 31320
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
M.A., Educational Psychology, Columbia University
B.A., Psychology, University of Arizona
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Sarah LaTess, Licensed Psychologist, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Sarah LaTess accepting new clients?
Yes, Sarah LaTess is accepting new clients.
Does Sarah LaTess accept insurance?
No, Sarah LaTess does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Sarah LaTess offer?
Sarah LaTess offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.
Does Sarah LaTess offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California can book Sarah LaTess for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Sarah LaTess offer online therapy?
Yes, Sarah LaTess offers online therapy to people in California.
How quickly can I see Sarah LaTess?
Sarah LaTess 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 LaTess speak?
Sarah LaTess conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Sarah LaTess online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Sarah LaTess online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.