Sarah  Mermin

Sarah Mermin

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Newport practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • LGBTQ and sexuality topics
  • Parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Sarah Mermin is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Newport, Rhode Island with expertise in helping clients mindfully navigate anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress. Drawing from her experiences at a rape crisis/domestic violence center, she has a particular specialty in helping clients heal from relational, physical, and sexual trauma. She takes pride in building a safe space for clients to process their trauma at a comfortable pace and move forward with greater confidence into the future.

Additionally, Sarah enjoys supporting clients with anxiety and depression. She takes special care in helping her clients process difficult emotions, examine self-limiting patterns of thoughts and behaviors, and experiment with healthier coping mechanisms. She uses a blend of holistic, body-oriented approaches and mindfulness practices to help clients stay grounded in the present moment. Bringing over 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher, she is also able to offer therapeutic yoga to those interested in trying. In addition, she utilizes a mix of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Sarah enjoys supporting young adults, adults, and couples in her private practice. She is passionate about developing a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients, gently guiding them through emotional challenges, and building their sense of self-compassion.


Message to clients

I know it can be difficult to reach out for support. It takes courage. Please know that I hold all my clients with deep respect and compassion. I believe you already have what you need to know inside of you. Together we will uncover your authentic self- free of the protections you have had to develop in order to survive. It is my honor to accompany people through a transformation from surviving life to truly thriving.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and complex trauma

Mindfulness - Using techniques like breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and manage day-to-day stress

LGBTQ and sexuality topics - Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


General expertise


Insurance

Sarah Mermin is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tufts Health Plan

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $125
  • Couples sessions: $160 (60min)

Therapist's note

Sarah also offers a couples session sliding scale of $120-160.


Location(s)

Newport practice

16 Princeton Street

Newport, RI 02840

Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2003 - Present

Chelsea ASAP, 2001 - 2002

Boston's Children's Services, 1999 - 2001

Womansplace Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence, 1997 - 1999

Harborview Sexual Assault and Trauma Center, 1996-1997

University of WA, MSW 1996

Tufts University, BA 1990


Languages

  • English

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