Sarah Anderson, Psy.D

Childhood, adolescence, or adulthood:  Life has obstacles and challenges that can present themselves at any time.  At any stage in our life, we can learn new ways to navigate these challenges, and change how we view and interact with the world in a more positive way.  This can also lead to feeling you have a greater sense of control over your life.  Dr. Anderson provides psychotherapy to children and adolescents struggling with emotional and behavioral dysregulation and interpersonal challenges.  Dr. Anderson also provides psychological assessment for people of all ages.

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Dr. Anderson integrates various therapeutic orientations including psychodynamic theories and cognitive behavioral therapies to assist her clients in obtaining their optimum functioning.  When working with clients, she helps them explore the connections between their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors while assisting them to learn and utilize coping strategies to manage feelings and situations that may feel out of one’s control.

Dr. Anderson has accumulated a wealth of experience working with clients of all ages, but specializing in child and adolescent psychotherapy and assessment. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, as well as both public and non-public school programs. Her APA-approved pre-doctoral internship was at Astor Services for Children and Families in New York City, where she split her time between seeing clients in an outpatient mental health clinic and a specialized school setting. She received her Psy.D. from The George Washington University in 2010. Her post-doctoral fellowship was at The Forbush School at Glyndon, a division of Sheppard Pratt Health System outside of Baltimore, MD, where she worked with a team of mental health professionals to assist children, adolescents and young adults obtain an education while managing their mental health difficulties. Most recently, Dr. Anderson worked overseas providing psychotherapy and psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents. She has helped clients struggling with a variety of difficulties including mood disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and anxiety disorders.