Sarah Ross


Sarah Ross


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
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: $185.00 per 50 minute session; Complimentary 20 min phone consultation; Small number of sliding scale openings available, with priority given to BIPOC.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Berkeley, California 94709

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My Approach to Helping

I am passionate about integrating body-oriented practices into psychotherapeutic work to support you in connecting with sources of strength and vitality that are already alive within you as a basis for renegotiating trauma and moving towards the goals that bring you into therapy.

I include methods from Somatic Experiencing - a body-oriented approach to healing trauma and other stress disorders - in therapy sessions, to support you in experiencing optimal functioning of your nervous system. A balanced nervous system is a foundation for strong self esteem, healthy relationships, and feeling safe and fully alive in your being. Learning to balance your nervous system in the context of therapy is empowering, creative and fun and can foster increased resilience in all all areas of your life.

My Therapy Focus

I specialize in working with women, families and children using a trauma-informed-body-oriented approach. I am strongly informed by my studies of Somatic Experiencing, a body-oriented method for resolving trauma and other stress conditions developed by Peter Levine, PhD. Based on his observations of animals in the wild fully recovering and 'moving on' immediately after life threatening experiences, Dr. Levine developed a theory and method to aid people in achieving resolution from traumatic experiences. I integrate these methods into my work, meaning I'm tracking your nervous system, and guiding you to experience greater calm and stability in your physiology during our sessions.

I work with the body through talk, offering gentle and skillful guidance of how to bring awareness to the places it's needed for healing. You can read more about how I integrate methods from Somatic Experiencing into therapy sessions to support trauma healing here:

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Finding a therapist can seem daunting. It requires a big energetic output. However, once you find a person you work well with, it can be really rewarding. Because the goodness of fit between therapist and client is perhaps the MOST important factor in therapeutic outcome, I encourage people to talk to different therapists, and even meet with a few different practitioners to get a sense of who you want to work with. And then, go with your gut about who feels best. Good luck!

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

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