Sahar  Khoshakhlagh

Sahar Khoshakhlagh


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Doctor of Psychology, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Virtual Not Accepting In-person

Dr. Sahar is currently offering lower fee therapy for individuals and couples impacted by COVID-19 and the current economic circumstances

Updated February 15, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Family therapy and family of origin issues
  • Intimacy topics and challenges
  • Infidelity and affair recovery
  • Communication issues

Professional statement

Welcome Common Ground Counseling. I understand each day is a new chapter in your life story, filled with unique experiences that shape who you are. Your personal history, the culture you’re part of, the values your family cherishes, and the education you’ve received have all woven the rich tapestry of your identity.

At the heart of our identity are the emotions that spring from our daily encounters. These emotions — powerful tools for self-awareness — act like signposts, guiding us through the maze of beliefs we hold about ourselves. Sometimes, these beliefs can become roadblocks to our happiness and success, especially if we don’t take the time to examine them closely.

I’m here to help you untangle the threads of your thoughts and feelings, to understand the core beliefs that define you. We’ll embark on this exploration with open hearts and minds, uncovering the narratives that you’ve carried within you, perhaps without even realizing it.

In my approach, I hold steadfast to a few key principles — inclusivity, empathy, and unwavering support. Your background, beliefs, culture, gender — none of these change the fundamental respect and understanding you deserve. In our sessions, you’ll find a safe space where every aspect of your being is acknowledged and valued.

In addition to individual counseling, I specialize in working with couples and families. Using a systemic lens, I view relationships as interconnected systems, where each individual’s wellbeing contributes to the health of the whole. Together, we will explore the dynamics of your relationships, understanding how each person’s narrative interweaves with the others.

My methodology is eclectic and evidence-based, blending various therapeutic techniques to tailor a unique path for each person, couple, and family. This personalized approach ensures that the therapy is as unique as you are, addressing your specific needs and goals.

Message to clients

Brief Summary About Me:

Clients describe me as:

Warm and genuine, with a sprinkle of humor, I create a space where we can co-create. I'm eager to understand your unique tapestry and utilize evidence-based tools to empower your transformation.

Something about my approach:

Whether you seek individual growth, deeper connection in your couple, or greater harmony within your family, I'm here to guide you. We'll cultivate open communication, explore the complexities of family and couple dynamics, and foster a nurturing environment where each individual can thrive.

We will:

Work together to develop a growth mindset and implement key strategies to help you achieve your goals. We'll also explore the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, leading to improved personal growth and life management.

I specialize in::

Personalized support and strategies to ease your anxieties and break free from cycles of fear and isolation. We will navigate the intricate knots of individual, couple, and family dynamics through the lens of systems theory.

I became a therapist because:

My approach goes beyond simply treating symptoms. It's about empowering you to understand yourself and your relationships on a deeper level, fostering growth and healing from the inside out.

Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

Tailored online therapy, built for your comfort and confidentiality, empowers you to explore communication, emotional intimacy, and healing, right where you are.

About me and my practice:

Unravel the knots of your past and weave a tapestry of hope. With empathy and understanding, we'll rewrite your narrative and build a life that sings to you.


Individual counseling - Working with individual adults struggling with life stressors and/or adjustments in daily living

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

Family therapy and family of origin issues - The belief that everyone in the family system is part of the solution. Boundaries, family structure, communication, and respect are some of the areas that are explored

Intimacy topics and challenges - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; improving communication to realize a fulfilling relationships

Infidelity and affair recovery - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore and develop a plan forward from infidelity and affair issues within the relationship

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Sahar Khoshakhlagh is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $120
  • Couples sessions: $140 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (45min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I do not participate in any insurance networks and only accept out-of-pocket payments for my services. Common Ground Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, PLLC (CGCMFT) is not designed to provide clinical diagnoses. As such, any situations requiring in-person evaluations or official documentation, including but not limited to court-ordered counseling, emotional support animal certification, insurance reimbursement, medication or medical treatment, should not rely on advice from CGCMFT. For clinical diagnoses that necessitate in-person evaluations or official documentation, please consult with a medical professional, such as a psychiatrist.


Virtual practice
Virtual, New York, New York 10075
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:30pm
  • Sat 8:00am-2:30pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:30pm
  • Sat 8:00am-2:30pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Private Practice, Founder and Director, 2010 - Present
Institute for Community Living, Program Director, 2008 - 2017

California School of Professional Psychology, Doctor of Psychology in Marriage & Family Therapy, 2013
New York University, MA in Applied Psychology, 2002
California State University, Fullerton, BA in Psychology (Minor: Peace Studies), 1999


New York: 000775




Client testimonials

"I’ve already learned so much from Sahar, she is a great listener. She’s very encouraging and asks helpful investigative questions as well as provides a wealth of knowledge about how and why are brains work the way they do when processing emotions and feelings."
- Zencare client • March 2022