Sarah  Mehta
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Sarah Mehta

She/Her/Hers

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, LCAS National Certified Counselor, NCC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
North Carolina Accepting Online
Sylva Accepting In-person

Sarah offers both in-person and telehealth sessions at this time.

Updated October 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Entrepreneur mental health
  • Family trauma
  • Creative and service professional mental health
  • Relationship trauma

Professional statement

Sarah Mehta is a queer, BIPOC, neurodivergent (ADHD) therapist and entrepreneur. She is passionate about supporting queer, neurodivergent, AFAB women and gender-expansive professionals of color who work in the creative or service/helping industries (including other therapists, doctors, teachers, marketers, real estate agents, and more). Many of her clients find themselves struggling to sustain their physical, mental, and emotional energy, questioning the impact of their family upbringing on their adult lives, or feeling lost, confused, disconnected, or frustrated in their current or historical relationships.

Sarah primarily uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with her clients, which is a unique approach that focuses on teaching practical skills to help individuals develop an effective relationship with painful emotions, thoughts, and sensations. Sarah also offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Processing), which supports individuals by connecting them to their own unique strengths and resources to help them process recent or past trauma.

Sarah's sessions usually involve a diverse combination of verbal processing, psychoeducation, and skills practice. She considers therapy an active process and often assigns skills or reflective activities for her clients to complete outside of sessions. Sarah also weaves in humor, pop culture references, and metaphors throughout her sessions. She frequently references the impacts of systemic barriers, such as capitalism, heteronormativity, the patriarchy, weightism, sizism, queer and transphobia, racism, and abelism, while working with clients.

Sarah works to support her clients by helping them channel their energy towards doing what matters- whether that means setting boundaries, prioritizing self-care, creating a sustainable work-life balance, developing skills to support a neurodivergent brain and body, or healing trauma- rather than spending their energy trying to avoid, numb, compartmentalize, or run from their painful emotions, thoughts, or memories. Her priority is collaborating with her clients to create a life that works for them rather than against them.


Message to clients

As a queer, neurodivergent, BIPOC entrepreneur and therapist, I know that it is critical to have someone in your life who can hold space skillfully and compassionately so that you can be vulnerable about what's really going on in your world without having to explain yourself, defend yourself, or anticipate being misunderstood, judged, or minimized before you even speak. Holding multiple intersecting minority identities can be exhausting, disheartening, and confusing- even more so when we are living in a world founded in capitalism, the patriarchy, white supremacy, heteronormativity, sexism, ableism, racism, sizeism, and all of the other broken systems that exist today and are not designed for us.

I know what it's like to live inauthentically and try to crush yourself into a life that's not built for you. It is only through my own therapeutic work that I've been able to create a life that feels meaningful and authentic to me. I believe that healing occurs when we are allowed to be seen for how we are and who we are- not how we wish we could be or who we think we should be. I strive to create a space where you can bring yourself as you are- including your anger, sadness, grief, or fear. If you can bring your courage, I will meet you in the middle, and together, we can help you heal and learn skills to create a meaningful life that is aligned with your values.


Specialties

ADHD - Learn about the unique neurobiology and common challenges associated with neurodivergence; learn practical skills to support with navigating ADHD in school, relationships, home, or the workplace; process the emotions that come with an ADHD diagnosis; learn strategies that work for your unique brain and body rather than against them

Entrepreneur mental health - Process the emotional highs and lows of running a business; learn about your values and explore how these values impact and guide the decisions that you make for your business; learn practical strategies to support with flexibly navigating the emotional and mental challenges of entrepreneurship; learn how to navigate burnout; develop an effective self-care routine

Family trauma - Process the impact of current and/or historical traumatic interactions with family members; learn about emotionally immature parents and family members; learn about the impact of ACES (adverse childhood experiences) on your mental health; develop insight into how your upbringing has impacted your relationships; learn how to set boundaries with family members

Creative and service professional mental health - Process through the unique challenges associated with being a helper (e.g. teacher, therapist, medical professional) or creative professional (e.g. artist, real estate agent, software developer); learn practical skills to develop workable boundaries with clients; learn tools to prioritize and implement self-care practices effectively

Relationship trauma - Process the impact of historically traumatic relationships or partnerships; develop insight into helpful and/or unhelpful relationship patterns that you engage in; learn about how attachment style and childhood upbringing impacts your adult relationships; learn practical skills to set boundaries; learn about your needs and values in relationships; learn effective communication and conflict management skills




Clientele

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

Insurance

Sarah Mehta is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $325 (55min)
  • Initial session: $325 (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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I use an OON billing service, Thrizer, to support with verifying OON benefits for my clients and submitting OON claims. If you choose to use your OON benefits, then you agree to pay my full private pay fees; otherwise, you will need to use sliding scale fees and will not be able to receive potential reimbursement via your OON benefits. If you do not want to use Thrizer, I can provide monthly superbills for you to submit to your insurance company on request. Please note that using Thrizer or submitting your own superbills does not guarantee that your insurance company will reimburse you for our counseling sessions.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Wed 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Thu 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Sylva practice
1294 Savannah Drive, Suite 3, Sylva, North Carolina 28779
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Wed 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Thu 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Real Recovery of Asheville, Counselor, 2020 - 2021
Meridian Behavioral Health Services, Recovery Coordinatory, 2017 - 2020

Appalachian State University, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling , 2016


Licensure

North Carolina: 12829


Languages

English