Sarah Zhang (She/Her)

Tier I Therapist/Coach

I was deeply touched by a quote from German psychologist Karen Horney, “the human being has an inbuilt propensity toward self-realization; if obstacles are removed, the individual will develop into a mature, fully realized adult, just as an acorn will develop into an oak tree.”

 

I firmly believe that we all have the internal strength to become blooming trees. The obstacles might come from sufferings in the past, helplessness at the moment, or perplexes toward the future. Helping you remove the obstacles and awakening your strength are my missions in our journey of seeking self-actualization.

 

We probably had tried to ignore or avoid the obstacles but found ourselves in more intricate predicaments later. I believe that all thoughts, actions, and emotions are invaluable; becoming aware of our feelings and accepting ourselves are the key steps to waking up the powers hidden inside us.

My Story

As a Chinese international student, I witnessed cultural differences as well as experienced them myself. Therefore, I understand the difficulties of accommodating to a new environment, including how our background and life experiences might shape how we perceive the world we inhabit. Learning to listen to our inner voices will be a transformative process, and I would love to accompany you to embrace complexity and uncertainty, navigate between your inner feelings and outside challenges, and achieve self-growth.

Therapeutic approaches

My therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic therapy and evidence-based practices, including Relational Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Mindfulness. I also apply structural models when working with families and couples. By creating a safe and relaxing environment and building up a trustful therapeutic relationship, we will together explore the most helpful intervention for you

Specialties 

Disordered Eating, body image concerns, Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, interpersonal and intimate relationships.

Credentials 

  • Degree: New York University - M.A. of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness ( in process )

  • Degree: New York University - B.A. of Psychology

More about me

My childhood dream was to become a pâtissier (pastry chef)! Feeling food dancing on my taste buds and creating food with my own hands was the most therapeutic activity I could ever imagine. I am exploring what kind of relationship should we build with foods and how we can make foods our soulmates right now! You are more than welcome to join me!