Sarah Leffler MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

Sarah Leffler


Sarah Leffler


Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 0904007021
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)


1600 Prince St, Suite 102
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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My Approach to Helping

I help individuals and couples with a wide range of emotional and relational issues, including dissatisfaction in relationships, anxiety, depression, and overcoming past trauma, to name just a few. I will work collaboratively with you to help you better understand how your difficulties developed, how they are maintained, and how you can begin to experiment with new ways of coping with difficult emotions or interacting with others.

My approach to working with individuals is grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy. I do believe that a person's past can subtly affect their current experiences in the world and in relationships. While relational theories have a strong influence on my approach to therapy, I also weave in techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy and other experiential approaches to treatment which recognize the mind-body connection. I have specialized training in treating trauma.

I also provide couples therapy. Do you ever feel like you are going in circles, having the same fight again and again? I offer an approach that can help couples break free from repetitive negative patterns of interactions. My hope is always to help couples feel more connected to one another and regain the emotional intimacy that they may have lost. In order to achieve this, I guide couples in sharing themselves more fully with one another and in exploring their interactional cycles. In this process, people often learn more both about their partner and about themselves. My approach to couples therapy is highly influenced by Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

More Info About My Practice

I am an in-network provider for the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Care First Plans. If you do not have one of these plans, I can also provide you with a monthly statement that you can submit to your insurance company if your insurance plan reimburses for out-of-network providers.

My office is located within easy walking distance to the King Street metro in Old Town, Alexandria. There is metered parking available on the street directly in front of my office.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
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