Sara  Casen
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Sara Casen

Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Pico-Robertson Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Sara Casen views therapy as a collaborative process that should feel empathic and respectful. She often works with young professionals looking to live their best life in both the personal and professional realms. An area of focus is college and graduate student mental health, navigating the challenge of achieving work-life balance while juggling the demands of a heavy academic courseload, and research, training, teaching, and employment opportunities.

People who work with Dr. Casen typically are looking to increase self-esteem, enhance interpersonal relationships, learn coping strategies to handle stressful situations or work demands, and expand Executive Function skills (ie. organization, time management), leading to greater productivity and mastery. She has had a wide variety of clinical experiences throughout her training and career, including work in community mental health clinics, a college counseling center, and public and private schools. She draws on psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches and uses her client's unique circumstances to tailor her approach.

Dr. Casen is available for in-person sessions at her office in West Los Angeles, as well as virtually for telehealth sessions.


Message to clients

It is a privilege to be invited to accompany my clients on their therapy journey! Together, we build upon strengths while creating a manageable action plan to explore solutions, increase a sense of well-being, and actualize potential. I am passionate about providing compassionate, quality psychological services to improve outcomes and quality of life.

It takes courage to reach out for help; please explore my profile and feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

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

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $300

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • IvyPay

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Pico-Robertson practice
South Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90035
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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  • Tue Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years


Fordham University, PhD, 2013


Licensure

California: 31898


Languages

English