Sarah Saffian

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MFA

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(347) 297-5726 Website

Sarah Saffian

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MFA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

New York, NY 10001
(347) 297-5726
Offers online therapy

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About

I counsel individuals and couples and run support groups, with empathy, clarity, and humor, maintaining a hybrid style that draws from mindfulness, practicality, and unconditional positive regard. I consider myself another person in the room, not a blank slate, and my clients and me a team, working together collaboratively toward their goals.
In addition to being a therapist, I'm also a writer and a teacher. I'm the author of a memoir, Ithaka, teach at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and work individually as a writing coach.
Blending my two main areas of interest and expertise, I've created a model called Therapeutic Writing. When appropriate, I use memoir prompts, with individuals and groups, to encourage reflection, processing, and discovery. Participants can explore their internal experiences through short writing exercises, alternated with optional sharing and discussion.
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“Hi! I offer teletherapy for issues like anxiety, depression, grief, transitions, relationships, infertility, and adoption. See you soon!”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $225
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Paypal, Wire
Fyi, I do not take any insurance. However, I do have a sliding scale, offering reduced fees on a case-by-case basis, depending on need.
Email me or call (347) 297-5726 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 087220
  • School: New York University

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Brown University / BA
  • Certificate Date: 1991
  • Certificate: Columbia University / MFA
  • Certificate Date: 1998

Sarah Saffian's Groups

Therapeutic Writing Groups

Therapeutic Writing is appropriate for various issues and populations, and each group is centered around a particular one (e.g. adoption, grief, infertility, sexuality, etc.), so that participants share common ground. In the groups, we explore our internal experiences through short writing exercises, complemented by optional sharing and discussion (reading aloud and submitting your writing are not required). Limited to 12 participants, groups are either one-time or series, typically 2-3 hours per meeting. If you might like to participate in a future group, please contact me with what issues you'd be interested in exploring through Therapeutic Writing.

More about this group

Location

New York, NY 10001
(347) 297-5726
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 17 May 2022
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Sarah Saffian

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MFA