Sarah  Monteleone

Sarah Monteleone

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for morning & daytime appointments in Woodbridge practice (updated November 03, 2019)


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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

Sarah can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Woodbridge practice

1 Bradley Road

Suite 404

Woodbridge, CT 06525

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


Client testimonials

Kayla Lucas, LCSW, Group Practice

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! What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, family conflict, high functioning autism spectrum disorder

— Janina Tauro, LCSW

Sarah is well trained and passionate about providing individual clinical care to her clients. What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Anxiety and trauma


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