Orange County Therapist – Anxiety, Depression, EMDR
Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need
CBT TherapyCBT is an effective means of treating problems such as depression, OCD, social anxiety, phobias and panic attacks.
AnxietyWe identify your anxiety triggers and developing a safe plan to gently expose you to those triggers, both in session and on your own.
Help you evaluate your thoughts to determine which ones are distorted, adjust your thought patterns, and ultimately change your behaviors.
A therapeutic process which will clear troubling emotions and negative thinking linked to trauma and other painful past experiences.
Hello! I’m Dr. Sarah C.
Licensed Therapist, Ph.D.
Are you ‘stressed out and anxious’? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, you cant seem to find a solution or be happy? Are you struggling with being your best self at work and in your personal life? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here.
And I know this is hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. But I’m so glad you found me and have taken the courageous step of being here.
Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
Through CBT therapy, we can work to reduce your experience of anxiety, stress & depression and help you live a calmer and more balanced life.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Carefully helping client remember images, and construct useful positive and negative cognitions that represent the images and memories.
Getting Started is Easy
Free 20 Min Chat
How EMDR Works
A person becomes traumatized when an event or series of events causes that individual to become emotionally, physically or mentally overwhelmed, and fearful that he or she will be hurt, killed or have a psychological breakdown. It happens, in part, because a particularly disturbing event can cause a breakdown in the ability of the right and left hemispheres of the brain to work together to process the event in their usual, integrated way. Instead, the traumatic event remains in a split-off or disconnected state in the right hemisphere, cutoff from the left, which is the region that contains the ability to use language, to orient oneself in time, and to formulate personal meaning from experience.
I recently connected with Sarah for EMDR therapy. I have struggled with depression on and off for years, and covid made it worse. A friend recommended Sarah, I was apprehensive as what she can she do differently from all my other previous therapists. She is different and was able to reduce my depressive symptoms. YES, thats right. reduce my depressive symptoms within a few sessions. I don’t feel that overwhelming doom feeling hanging over my head that i carried with me for years. The way she does emdr therapy is very different from what I have read about it online and her method works. I would highly recommend anyone looking to take control of their life. Thanks Sarah for giving me hope again!
Sarah has been helping me with my PTSD, over the loss of my mother in my childhood and the abusive relationship with my step-mother via EMDR. Her sessions haven’t only helped me with my anger management but also in my relationship with my husband. I feel more in-tuned to my feelings and find myself better at expressing them. She is just amazing…would recommend a session with her to everyone!!!
Sarah helped me get over a breakup. My friend referred me to her to get over a breakup that happened over two years ago. She dives right in and doesn’t waste your time. After the first session, I started feeling like myself again after 2 YEARS. She is F**KING AMAZING!! Talk to her if you can’t get over your ex.
“My 10 year old daughter began to have panic attacks about 4 months ago. Honestly I felt confident that EMDR would be helpful but never dreamed that I would get my daughter back so completely. The world is no longer a terrifying place for her, she has a newfound sense of confidence and once again laughs and smiles like a 10 year old should.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of therapy do you do?
CBT Therapy which means that the work I do strives to help you know yourself deeply so as to give you the opportunity to have real agency in creating the life you want to live. My goal's to help you to develop a way of thinking in the world that really takes into consideration all parts of you and to teach you how to make the changes necessary to live a conscious, engaged, fulfilled life.
How often will we meet?
I will talk about what frequency works best for your specific circumstances, however it is important to understand that meeting weekly, at minimum, is a vital part of successful treatment. The consistency of a weekly session contributes to the development of a therapeutic relationship that fosters the feeling of safety and trust.
Where are you located?
My offices are located in Newport Beach & Corona in California where I offer in-person therapy sessions. For online tele-health services, I serve California, New Jersey & internationally. Whether you are stuck at work for a crucial deadline or juggling a million doctor’s appointments all that is required to get to my office is a reliable internet connection.
Virtual therapy can be a phenomenal way to make time and space for support, self-exploration, understanding, and growth. It has been shown to have similar outcomes, in terms of patient satisfaction and self-reported growth, as in-person treatment. With that being said, online therapy is not for everyone. Please consult first to decide.