Sarah T. Harkness

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT

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Sarah T. Harkness, MA, LMFT, RDT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo
(650) 362-8116 x19 Website

Sarah T. Harkness

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT


Location

419 S Eldorado Street
San Mateo, California 94402
(650) 362-8116 x19
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

San Francisco (on Thursdays only)
18 Chenery Street
San Francisco, California 94131
(650) 362-8116 x19

Reaching out for help often takes time--there are so many reasons we give ourselves for putting it off! I recognize your courage for being here at this time. You are at the point in your life or in your relationship, in which taking action towards healing feels necessary. With warmth, creativity and insight, I help people who are yearning to live an authentic life - a life that is real, instead of perfect. One in which you learn to listen to your inner wisdom, to express your thoughts and feelings, and to face challenges with courage and integrity.

Together, we'll safely explore your self-talk, your beliefs, and how you approach and interact with others. We'll distinguish the "shoulds" from your "wants", celebrating what is already working for you and using those strengths to confront the areas that make you feel anxious, angry, or in pain.

You are always in charge of your therapy and goals.I am proficient in talk and drama therapy, and have witnessed the power of creative expression to open up and accelerate the therapeutic process. *Note: I currently only have day time appointments available

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: 88566 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: North American Drama Therapy Association / Registered Drama Therapist 631
  • Member Since: 2016

Location

419 S Eldorado Street
San Mateo, California 94402
(650) 362-8116 x19
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

San Francisco (on Thursdays only)
18 Chenery Street
San Francisco, California 94131
(650) 362-8116 x19
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Spirituality
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Religious Trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Some Spanish (not fluent)
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Drama Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Mr. Armand Volkas, MA, MFA, MFT, RDT, BCT
Mr. Armand Volkas, MA, MFA, MFT, RDT, BCT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 9 years
Merideth Shamszad, MA, MFT
Merideth Shamszad, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Cheryl Leong, MFT
Cheryl Leong, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 11 years
Judy Garvey, MS
Judy Garvey, MS
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Ms. Ann Marie Dobosz, MA, MFT
Ms. Ann Marie Dobosz, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Aileen Cho, MA, RDT, LMFT
Aileen Cho, MA, RDT, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Sarah Harkness is an exceptionally wise and talented therapist; I highly recommend her!
Merideth Shamszad, MA, MFT
Merideth Shamszad, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Merideth Shamszad, MA, MFT
Merideth Shamszad, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Merideth is a authentic, insightful, creative, and empathetic. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an interactive and solid therapist!

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018
Sarah T. Harkness, MA, LMFT, RDT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo

Sarah T. Harkness

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT