Sara  Zappa

Sara Zappa


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Waitlist In-person

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Going to therapy is unique and deeply personal. In this light, Sara believes her clients are the experts on their lives. She’s an ally in their healing process and collaborates with clients to explore how thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and interactions connect to their challenges.

Sara works with clients to unpack unresolved emotions like anger, frustration, and shame so they can improve their relationships. She also works with clients navigating new chapters and/or addressing anxiety or depression symptoms. Her practice combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a conversational style that focuses on identifying each client’s strengths, creating solutions, and building coping skills to mitigate stress.

Relationship conflict, communication barriers, and transitions often make people feel overwhelmed and alone. Sara’s conversational, grounding approach offers clients a deeper understanding of the source of their troubles, and how to use their strengths to navigate life.

Message to clients

While navigating your inner world, interpersonal relationships, and external ups and downs, a sounding board can lead to insight. My goal is to create a space for you to achieve greater self awareness and implement skills to strengthen connections with your family, friends, community, and most importantly, yourself.

I facilitate a space for you to unpack your feelings, set healthy boundaries, learn to manage anger, and use coping skills to release your emotions. My vision is to normalize whatever it is you’re going through so you can release unresolved emotions, heal your wounds from the root, and create fulfilling, nourishing relationships in all areas of your life.

We’ll start by using our relationship to build a strong foundation with each other. From there, we’ll practice the communication, emotional regulation, and coping skills needed to foster joyful, nourishing connections with the people around you. Ultimately, my vision is for you to feel good about who you are and how you relate to others.


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

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

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150


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 11am-1pm; 3pm-4pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-10am; 12pm-4pm
  • Thu 9am-10am
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, New York 10010
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Waitlist
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Waitlist
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

New York University, Master of Social Work, 2020


New York: 096760