Sara Loughlin


Sara Loughlin


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 25941
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: Free phone consultations. $130-$200 an hour
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Los Angeles, California 90024
Los Angeles, California 90049

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My Approach to Helping

Hello! I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS 25941), with more than a decade of experience as a psychotherapist on a broad range of behavioral and mental health issues, including substance abuse and addictions, trauma and PTSD, and familyparenting matters. I completed my undergraduate studies at UCLA and received my Master's in Social Work from USC. I have been working in the mental health field since 2003, providing counseling and therapy to a wide spectrum of individuals, families, couples, and groups, in various settings, including hospitals and clinics and inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.
I focus on assessing the specialized needs of each individual client (or couple), and will employ the therapeutic theory or technique (among many) that best fits the client's personality and specific circumstances. My approach and techniques are particularly informed by my extensive training in social work, which takes into account all of the numerous factors that influence people, including the family system (including any family of origin issues), cultural factors, job situationrelated pressures, financial pressures, social support, wellness (including diet and exercise), and coping skills. I also utilize mindfulness and meditation techniques to bring a client's awareness into the present, and helps clients get in touch with their authentic self. In addition to my Master's education at USC, I have undertaken extensive other training such as recent anger management training by UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center.
I understand that each client is unique in terms of background, the specific issues to be dealt with, current situations, and his or her dynamics with the therapist. I am passionate about helping clients to improve the quality of their lives through a better understanding of themselves and their relationships with others.

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

I am very skilled at helping people with anxiety. I feel like many people are dealing with varying levels of anxiety and I have a lot of experience helping clients get and use tools to help manage it. Some of the tools I find helpful are healthy lifestyle including exercise and sleep, meditation, breathing exercises, and cognitive exercises to help notice and change negative thoughts.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    At this time I mainly focus on people with anxiety.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Breathwork
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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