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Colette Sachs (she/her)

Tier I Therapist/Coach

So often in today’s world, we differentiate mental and physical health. This distinction has only further perpetuated the stigmatization of seeking help. I am a firm believer that mental health is physical health. If you were experiencing a physical health problem, you would seek help from a doctor, and the same should be true for mental health; the only difference being that we are dealing with the most important organ in our bodies: our brain.

Partnering with me, I will foster a space that is safe and comfortable for you to be vulnerable. Our work together will not be based on the destination of your therapeutic experience, rather the growth and transformation that occurs during the process itself. I will serve as a guide for you along this journey, to listen without judgment, and challenge you where I see fit for your growth and healing.

I have 4 years of experience in the mental health field. My background includes working with individuals with a variety of experiences related to trauma and loss, including depression anxiety and suicidal ideation. I am especially equipped to work with those who are navigating developmental trauma, sexual violence, primary loss, divorce, and disordered eating.

I have also worked with individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and Clinical depression.

 

I offer services in English and French.

My Story

My drive to be a therapist comes from the impact that therapy has had on my life from an early age; I am not sure who or where I would be without this transformative healing experience, which is why I am so passionate about giving this chance to others. While obtaining my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French & Francophone Studies at Bucknell University, I had the opportunity to gain clinical experience through working with at-risk youth, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, individuals experiencing primary loss, as well as serving on research teams focused on campus sexual violence as well mental health in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the first year of obtaining my MSW from New York University, I continued my work with at-risk youth, and also served as a facilitator of a support group for children of divorce and divorcees. During my final year of graduate school, I will begin to focus more specifically on Clinical Couples Counseling and Grief and Bereavement, and would be honored to explore these topics with you if this is what you are struggling with.

Therapeutic Approaches

My therapeutic approaches will always be adjusted based on the client I am working with, however, I believe a holistic approach is always crucial in facilitating a successful therapeutic relationship. From a strengths based perspective, I will help you discover your capacity for resiliency and healing. Based on the needs of my client, I may also integrate psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and humanistic approaches.

My specialties

Depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, sexual violence, primary loss, divorce, disordered eating.

My Credentials 

  • New York University, Master of Social Work (2021 - 2023)

  • Bucknell University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French & Francophone Studies (2017 – 2021)