Sarah  Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Brooklyn Heights practice (updated April 22, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Sarah Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY who specializes in seeing adults who are navigating life or career transitions. She especially loves working with creative individuals pursuing a career in the arts or seeking creative outlets outside of the office.

Sarah's approach is holistic, skills-based, and mindfully driven. She enjoys empowering her clients with the mindfulness skills to manage their anxiety and become more grounded in their daily lives. Sarah helps clients establish small daily practices that they can focus on between sessions, and brings a strengths-based perspective to ensure that her clients feel safe and have an individualized treatment plan that works for them.

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. Her office is located just steps from the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Heights.

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 and dating

General expertise


Sarah Johnson 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: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Brooklyn Heights practice

26 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11242

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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Park Slope Center for Mental Health, Clinical Therapist, 2015 - Present

Park Slope Center for Mental Health, Intake Supervisor, 2016 - 2017

Bridging Access to Care, Clinical Therapist, 2012 - 2015

Fordham University, MSW, 2013

Emerson College, BFA, 2003


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

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.

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