Dr. Sarah Karytko is a psychologist in private practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on treating clients suffering from eating disorders/eating issues, substance use disorders, trauma and PTSD, as well as anxiety and depression, among other mental health issues. She especially enjoys seeing college students and adults as they navigate life transitions, individuate away from their family of origin, and develop their self-identity.
Dr. Karytko has extensive experience empowering individuals to live life free from substance use. Taking a psychodynamic and relational approach, Dr. Karytko engages clients to examine root causes of substance use in order to ensure their longterm recovery. She also specializes in helping clients experiencing eating challenges and body image issues through a collaborative, team-based approach, consulting with psychiatrists, dietitians, and primary care physicians as necessary. She strives to understand each client as a whole, easing away from traumatic past experiences and letting go of coping methods that no longer serve them.
Dr. Karytko strives to create a warm, accepting environment that is conducive to helping each client make progress towards their individual goals.
Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns
Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Trauma/PTSD - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress 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
Anxiety disorders - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing he emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
LGBTQ and sexuality topics - Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges
Adjustment to college or graduate school - Navigating separation from family and the challenges of new a new environment and new relationships
Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Sarah Karytko is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Dr. Karytko can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, 2015 - 2016
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, PsyD, 2015
University of San Francisco, MA, 2009
"I just felt comfortable with her and am excited to have my first session!"- Zencare client • December 2019