Sara B. Waters

Counselor, LMHC, CASAC

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Sara B. Waters, LMHC, CASAC, Counselor in Ridgefield
(347) 462-0496 Website

Sara B. Waters

Counselor, LMHC, CASAC


Location

3 Big Shop Lane
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
(347) 462-0496
Other Location +

Additional Location

155 Main Street
Brewster, New York 10509
(347) 462-0496

Your therapy session is a time for you to slow down and focus on what matters most. I facilitate finding solutions to your toughest problems in an interactive, non-judgmental way. With 17 years experience, I can help you untangle your problems, overcome emotional roadblocks, and improve your relationships. Individual and relationship/family therapy are available to adults and adolescents dealing with a wide range of life stressors and mental health concerns. My treatment philosophy emphasizes a warm, empathetic style, and empirically validated approaches shown to be effective.

I work with a wide variety of issues including difficulty managing stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol/drug use (whether your goal is abstinence or moderation), generally "feeling stuck," relationship problems (including open/poly), identity conflicts, domestic violence and sexual assault, confusion around sexual orientation and cultural, family/religious expectations or rejection.

Harm reduction psychotherapy for drug/alcohol problems can help you create a healthy relationship with substances, whether that means reducing/moderating or abstaining. I can assist you with developing the skills needed to achieve your goal. Alcohol/substance abuse screenings/assessments for DWIs and other legal charges are also offered.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • School: New School for Social Research
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • License and State: 004841-1 New York
  • Please note: License state differs from primary location state

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Health Savings Account
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Fidelis
  • TRICARE
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 3689 Licensed Professional Counselor - Connecticut
  • Certificate: Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor CASAC / 29884
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Sara B. Waters's Groups

Ex-Clergy Nuns Rabbis Imam Priests Pastors Gurus

[Not currently accepting new members] This is a therapy group for former religious/spiritual leaders of all faiths who are seriously considering leaving, or have left their faiths. Common issues include feelings of loss, depression, guilt, remorse, betrayal, anxiety, trauma. Former leaders often deal with ideological crises, relationship challenges, loss of community, vocational issues, loss of identity, and sexual problems. Self-sabotaging behaviors are common. Former religious group members in any leadership position are welcome (ex: Bible study leaders, music leaders, missionaries, deacons, teachers, scholars, ministers, etc.)

More about this group

Location

3 Big Shop Lane
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
(347) 462-0496
Other Location +

Additional Location

155 Main Street
Brewster, New York 10509
(347) 462-0496
Specialties
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Polyamory, Open Relationships
  • Religious Trauma, Cult Survivors
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: French
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019
Sara B. Waters, LMHC, CASAC, Counselor in Ridgefield

Sara B. Waters

Counselor, LMHC, CASAC