Last edited 01/26/2023
Sarah MurrayLicensed Master Social Worker
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
|Monday||from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM|
|Tuesday||from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM|
|Wednesday||from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM|
|Thursday||from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM|
|Friday||from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM|
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Under Clinical Supervision
Sarah Murray, Licensed Master Social Worker, 117436 is practicing under the supervision of Adriana Ruvalcaba (New York, LCSW, 93103) at Resilience Lab.
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 was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
Our society doesn’t comprehend or value grief. It’s a process we must explore within ourselves over time. I became a therapist because I saw an epidemic of disconnection from ourselves and others. This stems from our lack of awareness around generational, cultural, and individual influences discouraging us from viewing vulnerability as a catalyst for achieving true inner strength. I want to create more of these spaces of healing and acceptance. Working with youth and young adults was the catalyst to see how family dynamics play a pivotal role in the work—breaking down generational trauma and cultural influences. I guide people in deconstructing where unhealthy coping mechanisms stem from, recognizing how far they’ve come, and internalizing their resilience. I’m drawn to the work of seeing individuals recognize their grief process as essential for deeper self awareness and growth. Whether we experience loss, systemic racism, or trauma, pain is inevitable and has a long impact. We become resilient, grateful, honest, and self-aware when we open up, share these experiences, and give ourselves permission to be vulnerable.
What is your style/approach to therapy?
My mission is to guide people through loss and trauma toward acceptance and healing. Therapy isn't a space where we "fix ourselves," but rather where we find ourselves in our pain and discover how strong we are in the process. Going to therapy is self-empowerment. It means making a conscious decision to take charge of your destiny. As a clinician, I meet each client where they are, honor their individuality and unique life experience, and co-create a space where they can feel—and heal—trauma, loss, and grief. I encourage clients to lead the conversation and ask questions to help them gain insight, reframe their perspectives, and achieve greater self-awareness. By providing this safe container to unpack your lived experience, we’ll create coping strategies to find hope, overcome trauma, and move through grief.
What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?
As a therapist, my warm, empathetic, and nonjudgmental approach and focus on integrative techniques creates a holistic balance for each individual. I can help you move through the grieving process and find personal growth, self-realization, and healing on the other side.
Body image issues
Child mental health
LGBTQIA related issues
All Savers Insurance
Golden Rule Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Expressive Arts Therapy
Masters, Columbia University School of Social Work
I began my journey as a mental health professional in grief support groups for youth and families. I specifically focused on children who experienced the loss of a loved one. My love for this work led me to pursue special education and alternative schools in crisis response roles for students of neurodiverse backgrounds and high-risk needs. Eventually, I pursued higher education at Columbia University to continue providing care in this field. I worked at the micro/mezzo level with families and high-risk individuals needing clinical care. My work continued in the nonprofit community support and private practice settings, where I provided clinical care to groups and individuals ages 10-45. I am now a proud member of the Resilience Lab mental health collective. Resilience Lab is the largest community of clinicians working collaboratively to produce better outcomes and improve mental health access. In other words, we want to make sure that you're able to work with some of the best therapists in the industry at a price that you can afford.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sarah Murray, LMSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Sarah Murray, LMSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Sarah Murray accepting new clients?
Yes, Sarah Murray is accepting new clients.
Does Sarah Murray accept insurance?
Yes, Sarah Murray accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Cigna, Golden Rule Insurance, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Optum, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.
Does Sarah Murray offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York can book Sarah Murray for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Sarah Murray offer online therapy?
Yes, Sarah Murray offers online therapy to people in New York.
How quickly can I see Sarah Murray?
Sarah Murray 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 Murray speak?
Sarah Murray conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Sarah Murray online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Sarah Murray online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.