Erin  Sandler

Erin Sandler

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Practice: Resilience Lab
Massachusetts Waitlist Online
Updated January 4, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Erin has 15 years of clinical experience and specializes in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and OCD. She uses a cognitive behavioral framework as a foundation from which personal strength and growth can flourish. Erin strives to cultivate a safe, supportive, and collaborative working environment with each client and believes in leveraging their own internal resources to thrive.

When we're nervous or sad, our brains tend to loop into negative interpretations of our experiences, leaving us feeling stuck. While working with Erin, clients begin to internalize their own strengths and achievements, reframing and challenging these automatic thoughts

Erin's education and experience have made her proficient in several evidence-based modalities, including dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, mind-body work, and solution-focused therapy. With a person-centered approach, Erin helps people reintroduce healthy self-care and effective interpersonal skills so they can regain control of their minds and lives.


Message to clients

Depression, anxiety, and OCD have become all too common, but they don’t have to ruin our lives. Using research-proven methods in the context of a warm, empathetic therapy relationship, I’ve spent over 16 years guiding countless struggling individuals in overcoming these hurdles so they can thrive once more.

When we're nervous or sad, our brains tend to loop into negative interpretations of our experiences, leaving us feeling stuck. While working with me, clients begin to internalize their own strengths and achievements, reframing and challenging these automatic thoughts. In doing so clients tend to discover new possibilities in their life, freeing them from these cycles.

The world we live in doesn't allow us to take care of ourselves without feeling guilty or anxious. Therapy is a place where we can face the areas in our lives that need improvement without feeling ashamed. I'm grateful to be able to sit with clients as they begin to see a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their communities.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2022 - Present
McLean Hospital, Sr. Clinical Team Manager, 2013 - 2022

Simmons University, MSW, 2008


Licensure

Massachusetts: 116262


Languages

English