Sarah  Betz

Sarah Betz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime & afternoon appointments in online (NY & NJ) and NoMad practices (updated July 30, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Addiction
  • Dissociation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self harm

Professional statement

Sarah Betz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified yoga teacher in Midtown, Manhattan who works with adults across the lifespan. She specializes in trauma, including childhood trauma, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse, codependency, mind-body work, addiction, PTSD, disassociation, anxiety, depression, and self-harm. She is also passionate about LGBTQIA affirming, body-positive, and sex-positive therapy.

Sarah’s approach is eclectic and holistic—one that incorporates psychodynamic, relational, and trauma-informed lenses for treatment. She often uses mindfulness techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), addiction models, and body-oriented therapies in sessions. She takes an individualized approach and helps clients identify the therapeutic tools that are the best fit for them.

Sarah enjoys integrating yoga into sessions, when appropriate. She shows her clients certain poses to help manage and/or combat their symptoms. For example, she will give a client with depression energizing poses they can utilize at home.

Sarah works with her clients to develop long-lasting changes. She is there to support them on their journey towards healing by offering a safe, nonjudgmental space. Her office is conveniently located near the 28 St.-Broadway, 33rd Street, and 34th St.-Herald Sq. subway stations

Message to clients

Therapy allows us to use our therapeutic relationship to create opportunities for repair and provides a safe, non-judgmental environment to heal inner pain. As your therapist, I will work with you to create treatment goals that are tailored to your unique needs and history. Together we will create lasting changes that lead to a more fulfilling life.
I look forward to sharing in your journey toward healing. Starting the therapeutic journey can be difficult at first, and I welcome you to reach out for a free initial consultation.


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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Dissociation - Our brains and nervous systems have an innate ability to protect us from distressing experiences. At the far extreme, our minds may dissociate aspects of the experience completely.

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

Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences


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


Sarah Betz is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

Therapist's note

Sarah can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

NoMad practice

302 5th Avenue

Suite 801

New York, NY 10001


  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online therapy (NJ) practice


  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Talkspace, 2016 - 2018

Community Counseling & Mediation, 2011 - 2017

Safe Horizon Counseling Center, 2012 - 2013

New York University, MSW, 2012

New York University, BSW, 2011



Therapy Groups

Sarah  Betz
Reclaiming Sexual Intimacy: A 2-Part Workshop for Trauma Survivors

This two-part workshop for female-identified trauma survivors provides participants with information about trauma and consent in addition to offering skills for dealing with triggers in sexually intimate contexts.