She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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.
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
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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