Sarah T. Harkness, MA, LMFT, RDT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo
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
Call or Email Sarah T. Harkness for a free phone consultation now - (650) 362-8116 x19


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


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

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


  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Spirituality


  • 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
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Some Spanish (not fluent)


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Drama Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017
Sarah T. Harkness, MA, LMFT, RDT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo

Sarah T. Harkness

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT