She/Her/HersMaster of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Sarah Novak is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals ages 18+ on a wide variety of concerns, including a specialized focus on eating disorders/disordered eating, anxiety and trauma. Her clients have often found it challenging to navigate social norms and diet culture to find balance in their relationships with food, exercise, and their bodies. Oftentimes, these challenges have impacted mood, anxiety, relationships, and connections to hobbies/interests. Some individuals may have also been impacted by trauma or stressors that have made a significant impact on their lives and their ability to achieve their goals. Sarah works with clients to explore negative core beliefs that have hindered the establishment of relationships with others, such as "I'm not good enough", "I have to be in control", "I'm abandoned". She believes that every person has the right to a supported path of self-acceptance and self-appreciation.
Sarah has an eclectic approach, pulling from her training in various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Sarah’s approach is conversational, warm, kind, and patient. It is her goal to provide a judgment-free space to allow clients to process their concerns as well as their achievements. Sarah’s hope is to teach her clients tools and strategies that can be applied in many areas of their lives.
Sarah earned her Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She gained experience working in community mental health, community health, homeless outreach, and in the private practice setting. Sarah offers the flexibility and comfort of virtual therapy appointments and is welcoming new clients to her online practice.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Sarah Novak is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
I do not accept insurance for service reimbursement but do offer sliding scale slots. This approach allows us, the therapist/client team, to set our own agenda and goals for our sessions. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions about accessing a sliding scale slot.
Years of Experience: 11 years
Private Practice, Therapist, 2019 - Present
Community Health Center, Therapist/Outreach, 2013 - 2019
The Ohio State University, MSW, 2013
South Carolina: TLS 380 CP
Idaho: MBTSWO - 44090