Sarah Ward, LICSW, MDiv, CYT

Sarah Ward, LICSW, MDiv, CYT

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW - 118875
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 33780
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186 1/2 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
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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: Up to $150 per session.
Free phone consultations available.

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I believe strongly that everyone is capable of overcoming their challenges and achieving emotional wellness and that the best way to do this is to address each person as a whole being - with a mind, body, and spirit. My holistic psychotherapy practice uses techniques that embrace this wholeness, including talk therapy, body-based work such as therapeutic yoga, and attention to spiritual practices.

Email or Call Sarah Ward, LICSW, MDiv, CYT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 33780

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am particularly moved by helping those who struggle with anxiety and anxiety related disorders, like OCD. I am also passionate about helping survivors of trauma, particularly the adult survivors of childhood trauma. Both anxiety and trauma can be helped by learning skills to better cope with symptoms that have taken over your life. This shrinks the anxiety or trauma so that you are able to live the rest of your life more fully. Embodied therapies (like yoga therapy or body-awareness) is particularly helpful here, because so many of our emotions are stuck in the body and your body and it's reactions can become a frightening place. Becoming comfortable in your body again and releasing the emotions held there is profoundly healing.

Depression and questions about your identity and purpose in life are also close to my heart. The holistic work that I do is particularly well suited to these concerns because spiritual practices, like mindfulness and meditation, can bring you deeper insight into yourself and greater joy in the world around you.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Rather than being "weak or flawed" going to therapy is an incredible act of courage. Absolutely everyone struggles with something at some point in their lives, but to have the courage to look your challenges in the face and to engage them fully by asking for help is the ultimate in bravery. You have said to yourself, "I know this won't be easy, but I will be better for doing it" and that takes determination and strength.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy

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