Sara  Teta

Sara Teta

Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Carroll Gardens Accepting In-person
Updated September 5, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma
  • Communication issues
  • Learning disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Dr. Sara Teta is a Licensed Psychologist who provides therapy services both in-person in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, and via teletherapy for clients across New York State. She welcomes adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work or school stress, as well as life transitions and adjustment challenges. Dr. Teta also brings particular expertise to supporting parents of young children and children with behavioral and learning difficulties.

Dr. Teta takes an integrative approach that is rooted in systems theory and incorporates attachment, developmental, and mind-body holistic frameworks. Her focus is on collaborating with clients to develop their capacity to meet achievable goals. This can include frustration tolerance and emotional self-regulation, self-advocacy, resilience, communication strategies, and boundary setting. Dr. Teta uses a variety of evidence-based techniques tailored to the needs of her clients and is also trained in providing the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) to clients who are a good fit.

For the motivated client, Dr. Teta offers an opt-in self-care option that incorporates both the therapy process and an added mental health and wellness support. Assessing the clients' lifestyle, food routines, and environmental exposures leads to creating specific action steps to support the client with progress towards their treatment goals and optimizing their everyday mental health.

Dr. Teta has a rich history in working with systems; this includes schools, the family system, and organizations. Her position in NYC schools is a blend of direct service to students, classroom and family support, as well as training staff and administrators by providing coaching to promote positive mental health in schools. As the coordinator of College Entrance Exams for students with testing accommodations, she developed trainings for disadvantaged students to learn how to utilize test accommodations and for proctors to appropriately support students testing. Her graduate training included systems work with the Bullying Prevention Institute of NJ and Inclusive School Climates Initiative, as well as robust training providing individual therapy at the Center for Psychological Services at Rutgers.

Message to clients

Health and wellness are not linear and will only evolve within a dynamic and complex interplay of the many systems in our lives. I firmly believe that promoting mental health is a part of this interplay. I can help you with exploring those systems relevant to your mental health and developing strategies and routines to promote a robust everyday experience. I call this promoting your mental “Wellth”; because we can consider ourselves wealthy when our whole being is supported and living in abundance, not just our financials.

My hope for the clients that I work with is that you will find the experience of working on your presenting needs and concerns to be a robust challenge. One that brings you closer to being the person you know you can be and closer to maintaining the lifestyle and relationships that are ideal for you.


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

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

Learning disabilities - Developing strategies for successful learning specific to one’s unique strengths and challenges

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

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Sara Teta 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: $275 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $215 - $275
  • Initial session: $330 (60min)

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
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Carroll Gardens practice
436 Court Street, New York, New York 11231
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 3:30pm-8:30pm
  • Wed 3:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thu 3:30pm-8:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • 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 4pm-8pm
  • Wed 4pm-8pm
  • Thu 4pm-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Brooklyn College Adjunct Professor, 2015 - Present
Xaverian High School, 2008 - 2015

Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2015
Brooklyn College School Psychology Program, MSED CAS, 2009
Stonybrook University, BA, 2006


New York: 23350