Sarah  Monteleone

Sarah Monteleone

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Connecticut Waitlist Online
Woodbridge Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • College mental health
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Sarah Monteleone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Woodbridge, CT who sees adults across the lifespan, including offering parenting support. While she sees clients with a wide variety of issues, she has extensive experience in anxiety disorders, including both social and generalized anxiety, depression, college mental health, mindfulness, and trauma, including childhood trauma and single-incident trauma.

Sarah works especially well with clients who are interested in learning more about the mind-body connection and how they can use relaxation strategies and their imagination and breath to manage their symptoms and find more peace in their lives.

Sarah is also trained in the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as tapping. This involves using fingertip tapping to apply pressure to energy points throughout the body. She finds that this approach is especially effective for clients who are either in high distress and need support in regulating their emotions or those with a history of trauma. Her sessions are client-centered and involve psychoeducation when appropriate.

Sarah focuses on the connection with her clients to ensure they feel safe and supported on this journey towards growth and healing. She also has a certification in Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and received her MSW from Southern Connecticut State University. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

I endeavor to create a holding space to allow exploration, healing and growth. My hope is to co-construct treatment and empower clients to define their own life stories, create meaning, and ultimately heal.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic 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

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

College mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Magellan Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Woodbridge practice
1 Bradley Road, Suite 404, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
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 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Group Practice, 2011 - Present
Yale Child Study Center, 2006 - 2011

Southern Connecticut State University, MSW, 2006
Connecticut College, BA, 2002


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"

Sarah Monteleone is an incredibly attentive, accepting, thoughtful, and insightful therapist and supervisor from whom I have learned a great deal over the years working with her in two settings—first an in-home program and then in outpatient private practice. She is so closely attuned to clients and supervisees and is very skilled at picking up on patterns and relational dynamics in the moment in such insightful ways. She is my go-to person when I am in need of support and feedback on a difficult situation. I highly recommend Sarah with the utmost confidence!

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- Kayla Lucas, LCSW, Group Practice • September 2019

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Sarah is well trained and passionate about providing individual clinical care to her clients.

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- Janina Tauro, LCSW • September 2019

Client testimonials

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My call with Sarah was smooth and quick.

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- Zencare client • March 2021
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We were able to set up our first session during the introduction call. She was warm and caring from the get-go!

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- Zencare client • December 2020
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Sarah sounded knowledgeable and patient.

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- Zencare client • October 2020