Sara Oppenheim

Psychologist, PhD

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(646) 600-9043

Sara Oppenheim

Psychologist, PhD


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Sara Oppenheim, PhD
159 West 53rd Street
Suite 33H
New York, NY 10019
(646) 600-9043

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I'm a Clinical Psychologist who's been in private practice for over15 years. My basic training is psychodynamic in nature, though I've worked extensively as a Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT), and it's informed my practice of therapy enormously. Originally developed to treat patients with 'Borderline Personality Disorder,' DBT is also immensely helpful to those suffering a wide range of emotional disturbances, including depression, anxiety, anger management problems, eating disorders, difficulties with close relationships, and difficulties in the work place. It's a treatment where the therapist is interactive and "real", and the treatment process is de-mystified.
My working style is an integration of both of DBT, and my psychodynamic foundations. Classified as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), DBT has a didactic component where patients are essentially taught important life skills (core mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation). Many find this aspect of DBT extraordinarily helpful.
I integrate the helpful techniques from DBT into my primarily psychodynamic practice. A session is a collaborative process. I am not silent and distant, but actively involved. My style is warm and direct. Patients often say early on that they feel very comfortable with me, and well understood.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
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Qualifications

  • License: New York / 013135-1
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 1996

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Location

Sara Oppenheim, PhD
159 West 53rd Street
Suite 33H
New York, NY 10019
(646) 600-9043
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Specialties
  • Borderline Personality
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Sara Oppenheim, PhD, Psychologist in New York

Sara Oppenheim

Psychologist, PhD