Sara Suman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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(707) 876-0894

Sara Suman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

San Francisco, CA 94118
(707) 876-0894
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Oakland, CA 94612
(707) 876-0894
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About

Hello! I am a Social Worker of 14 years and started clinical social work practice 9 years ago. I have extensive training and experience in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, and other mood-related issues. I take a somatic approach to psychotherapy to understand how the past might be intruding in your life now, not to dwell, rather so you can leave it behind to be free to live your life now. I utilize a harm reduction approach, supporting you to make a decision about your goals for substance use and other behaviors-whether that's completely stopping a behavior or reducing.
I work with clients who want to address coping behaviors that no longer serve them with a warm, interpersonal approach. We co-create a space to talk about and process your concerns. We'll work collaboratively to help you find ways to build on your ability to cope with life, and rediscover enjoyment.
My practice is informed by social justice, meaning that I practice anti-racism, non-heteronormativity, a commitment to gender non-conforming individuals, intersectionality, and sex-positivity. My practice is inspired, in part, by Existential philosophy, which seeks to help individuals discover choice points in surprising places. Feel free to reach out!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $200
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Coventry
  • Health Net
  • HealthKeepers
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Sutter
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • License: California / 97145
  • School: Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2007
I have been licensed as a clinical social worker in NY since 2016 and in CA since 2020. I've been a practicing social worker since 2007.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 084981 NY State Office of the Professions

Location

San Francisco, CA 94118
(707) 876-0894
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Oakland, CA 94612
(707) 876-0894
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Racial Identity
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Supportive
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Sara Suman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW