Sarah Hanley Church

Psychologist, PhD

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Sarah Hanley Church, PhD, Psychologist in New York
(917) 994-6263 Website

Sarah Hanley Church

Psychologist, PhD


369 Lexington Avenue (at 41st Street)
Suite 14A
New York, New York 10017
(917) 994-6263

I am a NYS licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience treating adults with a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. Prior to starting Elevate360, I was the executive director at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, overseeing the psychiatric, medical and addiction care for 3,500 patients.

I have almost 20 years of experience as a psychologist. I completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine followed by a post-doctoral year at Columbia University Medical Center.

I have developed a positive innovative approach to treatment which uses respectful and flexible techniques that have been proven to be effective in helping people move forward in their life. I approach treatment with a simple goal. To help my patients create and live healthy and happy lives.


  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • School: Fordham University
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License and State: 014279 New York


  • Cost per Session: $130 - $280
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: New York State Psychological Association / NYSP09613
  • Member Since: 2007
  • Membership: American Psychological Association / 7522-1083
  • Member Since: 2018

Sarah Hanley Church's Groups

Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA)

The community-reinforcement approach helps by focusing on increasing pleasurable activities, learning new coping behaviors, and involving loved ones in the recovery process. We introduce practical skills including communication skills and problem solving skills. The overall goal of CRA is to help you find healthier ways to meet your social and emotional needs.

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369 Lexington Avenue (at 41st Street)
Suite 14A
New York, New York 10017
(917) 994-6263
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


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Professional Connections

Dr. Church is a leader in the addiction field in New York City. She has vast knowledge about substance misuse and is informed about the latest evidence based treatment. I highly recommend her as a clinician, researcher, and administrator.
Dr. Amy Colley, PhD
Dr. Amy Colley, PhD
Psychologist Colleague, known for 18 years

Last Modified: 17 Mar 2019
Sarah Hanley Church, PhD, Psychologist in New York

Sarah Hanley Church

Psychologist, PhD