Sarah  Fink

Sarah Fink

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Boston practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Sarah is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in downtown Boston. She specializes in evidence-based treatments for life transitions, existential crises, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma among adults. She also has extensive experience working with children and adults on the Autism Spectrum, individuals who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and families of children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).

Many of Sarah’s clients are individuals in their 20s and 30s who are experiencing stress, generalized anxiety, or situational anxiety caused by recent life events. These may be work and career related, such as starting a new job, fear of doing a poor job at work, or self-doubt; relationship-related, such as intimacy with partners and friends, or recovering from the breakup of a long-term relationship; and situational, such as recently moving to Boston and feeling lonely or disconnected. While she has honed her basic skills treating depression and anxiety, she also enjoys helping people through life transitions, such as getting married, changing jobs, navigating a breakup, etc.

For high-level thinkers, an existential approach can be helpful. This includes discussing what politics and current affairs mean for global wellbeing and/or navigating existential dread.

Sarah works with her clients to identify any triggers and explore whether their symptoms are situational or chronic.  She is goal-oriented and spends time asking her clients what they would like to accomplish in therapy and where they want to be in six to nine months. She enjoys being really collaborative and sees building a treatment plan as a team exercise.

Sarah is known for unprecedented responsiveness, her warm smile, and her ability to balance being easy to talk to with getting “real” when need be. When she's not in the therapy office, she enjoys traveling to new places, finding new podcasts, cooking, and trying to convince her boyfriend they need a Golden Retriever puppy. Sarah knows taking the first step to find a therapist isn't easy and does not take that show of strength lightly—she is committed to her clients’ wellness and gives her all to ensure progress in therapy.

Sarah completed her undergraduate degree at Georgia State University, received her Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Clemson University. She looks forward to meeting you at her office, which is located near the Downtown Crossing T station.


Message to clients

Sometimes we all need a little perspective. Sometimes when individuals feel overwhelmed by pain, confusion, sadness, & anxiety, it feels impossible or improbable for things to get any worse, much less any better. Do you feel stuck, suffocated, or always just a little bit behind? It's so easy to feel like who and where we want to be is unattainable. I know that you are the expert on your own life experience, and I believe what I bring to the table are the tools to help you feel more empowered, confident, and at peace with who you are. Sometimes gaining outside perspective & validation is what you need to come to an understanding of who you are at your very core, and to like the person you find there!


Specialties

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

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

Mindfulness - 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


General expertise


Insurance

Sarah Fink is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $325 (90min)

Therapist's note

$50 of the intake cost is refundable if paperwork is submitted at least 24 hours before the scheduled session, to allow Sarah more time to prepare and to save time in session.

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Boston practice

185 Devonshire Street

Suite 701

Boston, MA 02110

Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Group Private Practice, 2018 - Present
South Bay Community Services, 2016 - 2019

Clemson University, MEd/EdS, 2016
Georgia State University, BA, 2014


Languages

  • English

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