Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes
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.
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
Sarah can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Group Practice, 2011 - Present
Yale Child Study Center, 2006 - 2011
Southern Connecticut State University, MSW, 2006
Connecticut College, BA, 2002
"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!"- Kayla Lucas, LCSW, Group Practice • September 2019
"Sarah is well trained and passionate about providing individual clinical care to her clients. "- Janina Tauro, LCSW • September 2019