Dr. Sarah Bren is a clinical psychologist in Westchester County, NY. Dr. Bren specializes in relationships, trauma, emotion regulation, life transitions, anxiety, and depression, and parenting support. She is a highly knowledgeable therapist with extensive experience in both individual, group, and family therapy. Dr. Bren focuses on empowering each client with strong interpersonal skills for effective communication.
She is an expert in using dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to support individuals with personality disorders including borderline, narcissistic, and dependent personality disorders. She also works with many clients who have a trauma background, providing them with the emotional support, coping skills, and psychoeducation needed to progress toward a place of healing. She is especially passionate about working with young adults facing a transition in their lives, such as the transition from college to the working world, helping them learn to better manage the resulting stress.
Dr. Bren also specializes in working with parents and families. She has a particular passion for helping parents find their inner confidence and raise kids who are authentic, confident, resilient, and kind. By equipping parents with the tools for understanding the building blocks of child development and how secure relationships form and thrive, parents develop their own personal parenting frameworks so they can respond confidently and effectively to any challenge that comes along.
Dr. Bren takes an integrative and flexible approach to care, providing an open, supportive, and reflective environment to optimize personal growth and harmony within relationships.
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Emotion regulation - Learning how to identify, express, and manage feelings in safe, in-control ways
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2019 - Present
Octave, Clinical Psychologist, 2018 - 2020
Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Supervising Psychologist and Associate Professor, 2016 - 2018
Long Island University, PhD, 2016
New York University, BA, 2007
New York: 021977-1