Sarah  Karytko

Sarah Karytko

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Wellesley practice (updated May 05, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Loss and grief
  • Relationships
  • LGBTQ and sexuality topics
  • Adjustment to college or graduate school
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Seeking help is always difficult, but finding the right person to help you can often be just as hard. While solid credentials, accredited education, and clinical training are essential, it’s also just as crucial to find a therapist you can trust. I take a collaborative, empowering, and in-depth approach. I believe that a supportive relationship between therapist and patient is where lasting change begins, and eventually leads to a deeper understanding of yourself. Together, we will work toward making changes and reaching your personal health and well-being milestones. I facilitate a warm, accepting environment that offers understanding and care, coupled with supportive challenges to help you grow.


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

General expertise


Sarah Karytko 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: $185 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)

Therapist's note

Sliding scale: A limited number of lower fee sessions are available to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.

Dr. Karytko can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Wellesley practice

8 Grove Street

Suite 402

Wellesley, MA 02482

  • Mon 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

I just felt comfortable with her and am excited to have my first session!

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