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Sara Newman

Sara Newman


19 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independant Social Worker (LISW-S) with over 19 years of clinical experience in community mental health and private practice. I provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults, with specialty areas that include anxiety and depression issues, mindfulness, relaxation training, developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. I have two undergraduate degrees in Music and Psychology from Baldwin Wallace College and a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSSA) from Case Western Reserve University. I have experience in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness interventions with clients. I also have completed training in yoga and incorporate mind body interventions into counseling.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I use the first session to gather background information about the client. It is a chance to get to know each other and what the client's goals for counseling are. I also help the client understand my style of counseling and what treatment modalities would be appropriate for them. I try to make clients comfortable by providing a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I have struggled with my own mental health issues and understand what many clients are experiencing. I am also passionate about helping others to better their lives.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have training in CBT and help clients to reframe negative thought patterns using CBT techniques.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

I have completed training in DBT and help client's learn distress tolerance, emotional regulation, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness skills.

Mind-body approach

I have completed yoga teacher training and training in massage and incorporate mind-body approaches into my practice.