Sarah  Mermin

Sarah Mermin


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Newport Waitlist In-person
Updated December 24, 2023

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.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Sarah Mermin 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: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $150
  • Couples sessions: $200 (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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • As needed


Newport practice
16 Princeton Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

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

Becoming Safely Embodied , Certified, 2021
EMDR Basic Level Training, Certificate, 2019
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training, Levels 1 and 2, 2019
University of WA, MSW, 1996
Tufts University, BA, 1990


Rhode Island: isw0163



Client testimonials

"Sarah was prompt with her call and great to talk to too."
- Zencare client • November 2021
"She is incredible"
- Zencare client • October 2021
"Sarah was kind and encouraging during our call."
- Zencare client • June 2020