photo1Sarah provides client-centered counseling in a warm, comfortable environment.  I believe in developing a true bond with each client over time – a supportive relationship allows for optimum growth to achieve personal goals.  Working together, we address emotions and decisions while navigating a life change or difficult experience, interpersonal relationships, to look at patterns of responding or clarify life goals. Children often work out their concerns best by play therapy.  My small groups are a fun way to address kids’ social skills, anxiety, anger or grief. Short-term counseling can set you on a course to meaningful change.  Some wish to delve further into key life experiences to examine any effects on patterns of responding today. Born in Oakland, I attended Head-Royce High School, and completed undergraduate work at UCLA in Cognitive Sciences with a specialization in Computing, and a PHD in Psychology at UCSB.  After moving back to Montclair in 2001, I completed a post doc at UCSF in the Psychiatry Department at Langley Porter, and worked as the Research Director at Seneca Center for Children and Families.  Then I moved to Danville and completed a MA at the Wright Institute in Berkeley. Memberships:  APA, CAMFT, ICEFT, NCEFT,SF Anxiety Center                  Curriculum vitae