Sara Fischer Sanford,Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sara Fischer Sanford,Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California - CA92601
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


San Francisco, California 94131

My Approach to Helping

As your therapist, I am your guide. You will be met each session with kindness, warmth, and understanding. I will help you figure out where to start and how to use therapy as a tool to improve your quality of life. Through Telehealth, we can jump into therapy quickly, and you never need to leave the comfort of your couch. Let any anxiety or doubt about starting therapy go, and allow yourself the time and space to feel better.

Your best therapist is the person who understands and connects with you. My counselling style is casual and centred around YOU. We all process our challenges differently, and I can help identify strengths and ways of coping. I have devoted my career to working with individuals and families facing crises and trauma. Together we can pave a path forward.

More Info About My Practice

Bridge to Wellness Counselling is a San Francisco-based Telehealth practice. Most major insurance plans are accepted. Insurance should not be a barrier to accessing the best mental health treatment. You will also be able to use HIPAA-compliant chat messaging through the client portal. Clients can also access an online Wellness Membership for no-cost mental health education.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

When you choose a therapist go with your gut. Find the therapist that makes you feel comfortable because you will be at your most vulnerable during sessions. As you scroll through hundreds of licensed therapists online it can be incredibly hard to choose. So, arrange a free consultation and make sure you are greeted with respect, kindness, patience, and warmth. You know when you "click" with someone within the first few minutes. Choose the therapist that clicks and get ready for better mental health.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults and couples through Telehealth. Additionally some of the most rewarding parts of my practice are working with individuals seeking to make a change in their lives and for the better. I dedicate a portion of my practice to working with adult students, from undergraduate college students through finishing a PhD. The Covid Pandemic was extraordinarily hard on young adult transitioning from their parents' home into the college and adult environment. I have been lucky enough to help many make the switch to "Adulting" from being a young student. My experience also is with middle aged and older adults through my time working in healthcare. Before we get started with therapy together we will have a consultation to make sure my expertise aligns with your goals.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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