Specialties & Expertise
Dr. Sarah Gundle is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Downtown Manhattan specializing in trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, parenting, and career counseling. Her practice focuses on supporting individuals who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual trauma, to process their emotions, and build coping skills. In addition to offering individual and couples session, Dr. Gundle facilitates three groups for trauma survivors, empowering them to regain control and move forward with greater confidence into the future.
In addition to her work with trauma survivors, she has expertise in couples work, particularly in break-up therapy. She helps partners go through this difficult process and cope in healthy ways while maintaining respect and appreciation for each other.
Dr. Gundle has been extensively trained in psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and interpersonal techniques. She offers both short- and long-term exposure therapy with an emphasis on grounding skills and mindfulness.
Dr. Gundle earned her PsyD from The Wright Institute and has since been highly involved in advocacy work internationally, adding unique depth to her clinical work. Her office is conveniently located a short walk from the 23rd St subway station.
Message to clients
I believe in collaboration and in change. My approach to treating individuals combines cognitive behavioral therapy methods with stress reduction, mindfulness, and problem-solving approaches. Psychotherapy is ultimately about living a fuller, more meaningful life and I believe I can help you achieve this. There are many triggers we all face: relationship problems, identity issues, loss or trauma, perfectionism, problems setting or maintaining goals, life transitions, or just a general sense that something is wrong. I am interactive and direct in challenging dysfunctional patterns that are getting in the way of leading the life you want. I will work collaboratively with you to develop an individual plan of action, building on strengths, to bring balance, meaning, and ease into your life.
I have been extensively trained in psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness, and Interpersonal techniques, and I tailor each person's treatment to their individual needs, providing a comprehensive and specific treatment plan for each person.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. In addition, I run four groups in my practice.
In the past, I worked internationally for the UN and in the field of human rights. I have continued my international human rights work through Physicians for Human Rights, the Global Psychosocial Network, and the Mount Sinai Human rights clinic. I feel that my continued international work adds a layer of complexity and depth to my clinical work that my patients appreciate.
Couples counseling -
Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Career counseling -
Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
- Adults (24+)
- Seniors (65+)
- Young adults (18-24)
Work and Education
Global Psychosocial Network, Faculty, 2015 - Present
Physicians for Human Rights, Psychologist, 2011 - Present
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
Mount Sinai Human Rights Clinic, Faculty, 2009 - Present
Mount Sinai West Department of Psychiatry, Faculty, 2002 - Present
The Wright Institute, PsyD, 2002
School of International Affairs at Columbia University, MIA, 1995
Columbia University, BA, 1994.