Sarah Beller, LMSW
Whether you’re new to therapy, or have tried many different types of treatment in the past, I’m here to help you find greater joy, meaning and clarity in your life.
I work with individuals, couples, families and groups facing a wide variety of struggles, and have developed a special interest in working with intergenerational trauma, perfectionism, self-sabotage, and difficulty setting (or knowing) one’s boundaries.
I received my Masters in Social Work from Smith School for Social Work, my BA in Religious Studies from Yale University, and completed a two-year fellowship in the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program at the Karen Horney Clinic. In addition to psychodynamic psychotherapy and contemporary psychoanalytic theory, I draw from my training in a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and motivational interviewing. My approach is warm, supportive and flexible—responsive to each person and their unique needs and goals.
As with any relationship, the one between a therapist and patient involves a certain amount of chemistry. I encourage you to set up an initial consultation to see if I can be of help.
Common issues that I’ve helped people identify, explore and resolve include:
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- PTSD and relational/childhood trauma
- Social anxiety, chronic self-consciousness
- Lack of self-confidence and self-respect
- Constant comparisons; chronic feelings of envy or jealousy
- Chronic feelings of confusion, being in a “fog”
- Body image, disordered eating
- Adjusting to major life transitions such as going to college or becoming a parent
- Relationship issues