Sarah Saffian, LMSW, MFA
|Professions: Coaching, Counseling, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LMSW - 092184|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: $100-$175 per 45-minute session
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I counsel people individually and in groups, with empathy, clarity, and humor. My hybrid style is mindful and practical, and infused with unconditional positive regard for you. I consider myself another person in the room, not a blank slate, and the two of us as a team, working together through what's coming up for you as you navigate your way toward greater peace and fulfillment.
I come to therapy from a writing and teaching background. I published a memoir, Ithaka, teach memoir-writing at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and Sarah Lawrence, and work one-on-one as a writing coach.
Drawing upon my varied experiences and interests, I've created an approach to therapy that I call Therapeutic Writing. When appropriate, I encourage groups and individuals to use memoir exercises to deepen self-reflection, processing of issues, and discovery. With individuals, these writing exercises can serve as springboards for exploration in session; with groups, I alternate between on-the-spot periods of writing and discussion about what emerges.
Imagining what it is like to be someone other than oneself is at the core of our humanity. -- Ian McEwan
Email or Call Sarah Saffian, LMSW, MFA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 26313
More Info About My Practice
I see clients in Manhattan (Chelsea, East Village, Upper East Side); and in Brooklyn (Park Slope).
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Whether you're hankering for a "tune up," or in crisis, or grappling with serious, complex issues, or anything in between -- going to therapy is caring for yourself, and therefore actually an act of great strength and courage. Deciding to seek therapy is the first crucial step on the path to greater emotional and mental health.
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Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
- Creative Arts Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Adoption constellation, women, young adults
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