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
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
Sarah Betz is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Sarah can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
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
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.