Sarah  Johnson

Sarah Johnson


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Waitlist Online
Brooklyn Heights Waitlist In-person
Updated July 25, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Artists’ mental health
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Sarah Johnson is an experienced, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY who has worked with a broad spectrum of individuals and couples throughout the country. She is dedicated to helping her clients deepen their understanding of and relationship to themselves and others in order to optimize personal introspection, growth and healing. She works with clients to help transform their emotional pain into a more compassionate, loving relationship with themselves, using a series of modalities and approaches (IFS, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness) . She especially loves working with creative individuals pursuing a career in the arts or seeking creative outlets outside of a professional field.

Sarah's approach is holistic, psychodynamic, and mindfully driven. She will work with you and by you as we navigate your internal, emotional life, helping to build bridges between strengths and difficulties. Sarah helps clients establish small daily practices to focus on between sessions, and brings a strengths-based perspective to ensure that her clients feel the benefits of a therapeutic relationship. She works with each client, as an engaged observer, using guiding perspectives to help clients reflect and explore.

With a background in social justice, Sarah has a deep understanding of the anxieties caused by systemic and internalized oppression. She is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive practice that is open to individuals from all walks of life. She offers on-line or in-person sessions, with an office by Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY

Message to clients

I understand how difficult it can be to find a therapist you feel comfortable with. The search can be overwhelming, especially when you're in need of support. I build my practice around creating a safe and comfortable space for anyone needing an ear to listen, no matter your difficulties, background or needs. While I always encourage you to continue meeting with people until you find the right fit, I'm always happy to sit with you, wherever you are emotionally, and provide you with my full support and professional experience. Welcome!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Artists’ mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships both with others and with yourself.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $175 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Brooklyn Heights practice
26 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11242
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon daytime virtual only
  • Tue daytime virtual only
  • Wed daytime virtual only
  • Thu day time virtual or in-person
  • Fri day time virtual or in-person
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon day time virtual only
  • Tue day time virtual only
  • Wed day time virtual only
  • Thu day time virtual or in-person
  • Fri day time virtual or in-person
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Therapist, 2018 - Present
Park Slope Center for Mental Health, Clinical Therapist, 2015 - Present
City Living New York, Social Worker, 2019 - 2022
Bridging Access to Care, Clinical Therapist, 2012 - 2015
the Rebecca School, Clinical Intern, 2011 - 2012

Fordham University, MSW, 2013
Emerson College, BFA, 2003


New York: 085611



Client testimonials

"I've had four sessions with Sarah and I can't even begin to describe my gratitude! Since our first phone conversation, I have felt comfortable and supported. I have been very hesitant and almost afraid to begin therapy, yet I have found myself excited and looking forward to sessions with Sarah. She is easy to talk to and knows exactly when to ask questions, when to dig a little deeper, and when to move on. I am so happy and grateful to have found her! Cannot recommend her enough."
- Zencare client • January 2020