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Karen Sarmiento
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Karen Sarmiento

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Verified by Psychology Today
100 New South Head Road, Suite 28, Level 1, Edgecliff, NSW 2027
Let's Connect (02) 9100 0266
Seeking support takes a tremendous amount of courage and is an important first step in addressing issues that cause distress or unhappiness. I believe that creating a safe, welcoming and accepting space is essential in helping clients make contact with difficult experiences, and in developing a richer understanding of themselves and their emotions. With 20 years of experience working in community and inpatient mental health services, I use a psychodynamic and trauma-informed approach which is client-led and tailored to individual needs. I have capacity to see people short-term or long-term.
I specialise in the treatment of mood & anxiety disorders, PSTD and trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation, emerging personality disorders, psychotic disorders, identify and self-esteem, restricted eating behaviours, emotion-regulation difficulties, parent-child relational issues and family therapy.
I believe that therapy is most helpful when there is a positive alliance between the therapist and client. Sessions are collaborative with a focus on developing insight and self-awareness, whilst also considering the impact of early-life experiences. Sensory items and other creative interventions are also used to help clients feel safe and comfortable.
Call or Karen Sarmiento now for a free 15 minute consultation - (02) 9100 0266

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

100 New South Head Road

Suite 28, Level 1

Edgecliff, NSW 2027

(02) 9100 0266
I specialize in Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders and Anxiety 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect (02) 9100 0266

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

100 New South Head Road

Suite 28, Level 1

Edgecliff, NSW 2027

(02) 9100 0266
I specialize in Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders and Anxiety 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Concession rate: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer
Please ask me about fees or use of insurance when you
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Please ask me about fees or use of insurance when you
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Australian Association of Social Workers 489126
  • In Practice for 21 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from University of NSW in (MCFT) Master of Couple and Family Therapy / 2014
  • Diploma from Institute of Child and Adolescent Pyschoanalytic Psychotherapy 2000
  • Social Work, Family Therapy, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy , Graduated 2003
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (02) 9100 0266
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (02) 9100 0266
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety

Expertise

  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgenerational trauma
  • Trauma and PTSD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (02) 9100 0266
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (02) 9100 0266
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Structural Family Therapy
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I often use a psychodynamic/analytic approach which focuses on internal unconscious processes that drive our emotions and influence our behaviours. In sessions we will discuss what brought you to therapy, explore aspects of your early childhood experience and current concerns. Sessions are focused on facilitating insight and awareness, whilst improving your relationship with yourself and others.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (02) 9100 0266
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
"
I often use a psychodynamic/analytic approach which focuses on internal unconscious processes that drive our emotions and influence our behaviours. In sessions we will discuss what brought you to therapy, explore aspects of your early childhood experience and current concerns. Sessions are focused on facilitating insight and awareness, whilst improving your relationship with yourself and others.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (02) 9100 0266
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW

Location

Primary Location

100 New South Head Road

Suite 28, Level 1

Edgecliff, NSW 2027

(02) 9100 0266

Nearby Areas

Cities/Towns

Regions

Postcodes

Call for a free consultation now - (02) 9100 0266
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Call for a free consultation now - (02) 9100 0266
Karen Sarmiento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2023