Sara M. Lafkas

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW

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(617) 616-8315

Sara M. Lafkas

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Sara M. Lafkas, Ed.D., LICSW
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 616-8315
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I am currently seeing clients via tele-health. I am based in Massachusetts, but am also licensed in Utah, so I see clients from both states.

About

Entering into a therapeutic relationship is a courageous decision and a first step towards healing. I strive to create a non-judgmental atmosphere of empathy and compassion that facilitates the long-term growth my clients seek. My background includes over 20 years of experience in the social work field, including past work as a mental health clinician, educator, and child welfare specialist. I currently provide therapy to adults, adolescents, and couples in my practice. I help clients with concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, self-esteem, spirituality, and professional transitions.
I have expertise in gender, particularly in supporting women's mental health, relationships, and personal development. I also enjoy working with young adults and students. Another specialty is trauma. I worked with individuals impacted by trauma in past clinical settings and completed a certificate program in traumatic stress, which furthered my knowledge.
I am both a clinician and an educator, working full-time as an Assistant Professor of Practice, where I teach graduate level social work and counseling courses. My orientation to therapy is primarily solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral, but I also frequently use relational-cultural, self-compassion, and adult development perspectives in my practice.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • License: Massachusetts / 116414
  • School: U of Washington (MSW), Harvard University (Ed.D.)
  • Year Graduated: 2001

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 8575248-3501 State of Utah, LCSW (Current expiration is 9/2024)
  • Certificate: The Trauma Center (Brookline) / Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Certificate Date: 2008

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

Counselor, LMHC

Location

Sara M. Lafkas, Ed.D., LICSW
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 616-8315
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Sara M. Lafkas

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW