Sarah McGowan,LCSW

Sarah McGowan,LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Ashley Nelson, LICSW, 122053
Primary Credential: LCSW - LCSW229733
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.
  • UMR
  • United
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: $100-$200 per session, free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Resilience Lab
Boston, Massachusetts 02127

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My Approach to Helping

Congratulations! The fact you are looking at therapists, means you have already begun your journey to healing.

I enjoy working with families of children with special abilities to help navigate the world with your child and their needs. I support women who may be experiencing postpartum anxiety and depression or who are having difficulty adjusting to the experience of motherhood.

I value trusting relationships, so from day 1, I am looking to create a safe, affirming, supportive and open space for clients to feel, express and vent. My goal is to connect with you so I can fully understand what is going on in your world. No one has the same experiences or feelings as you, so I tailor my work to support YOU and your needs. The negative feelings you may be experiencing do not last forever, so the sooner you begin, the sooner you can start meeting your goals and seeing that change! I encourage you to take the first step into a better tomorrow.

More Info About My Practice

It is my belief therapy is a necessity of life. Everyone needs someone to talk to, someone to vent to, someone to guide them. I believe in individualizing each session and meeting the client where they are. I believe true healing comes from an understanding of yourself and the WHY. This can only happen when a client feels safe enough to be their true self, reflecting on their needs, wants and goals. I believe in empowering clients!

My practice is different from others because I believe in connection and safety. I know sessions can start with laughter and end with crying. I will be your partner through it all. My therapeutic relationship resembles that of a tough-love best friend since I truly care for your wellbeing and will want to push you to do the hard work, which you may not always like!

I am a neurodivergence advocate, LGBTQ+ ally, and believe wholeheartedly in social justice.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with children, teens and young adults through a variety of phases in life. I also specifically work with adult women struggling with anxiety, depression, and life transitions, including motherhood.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

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