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Sarah Novak(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Social Work, MSW
South CarolinaFloridaIdahoIllinois
Anxiety -Perfectionism- Eating disorders & disordered eating- Trauma- Life transitions-Medical professionals' mental health-

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Professional statement

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, anxiety, trauma, and working with athletes. 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.

Message to clients

Life can be complicated and often feels quite overwhelming. Whether it’s navigating relationships, finances, career, friendships, or even overall values and goals, it can feel confusing to sort through all of the competing messages out there. You may have been influenced by your childhood experiences, past relationships, or even past trauma. You may have even created core negative beliefs about yourself such as “I’m not good enough” or “I have to be responsible for everything” through which you filter information and experiences. I aim to help you connect to your values so that you can begin living your most authentic life.

Beginning the counseling process can be intimidating and overwhelming at first, but it is my goal to offer genuine support and help in each step of the process by creating a space that is safe and encouraging. The relationship between client and therapist is crucial in this work and will be prioritized throughout as we build trust and connection. Whether there are pressing present concerns, or patterns from the past that have gotten in the way, we will work together to address and adjust behaviors and thoughts. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to make sure that you feel heard and valued throughout the entire process. I have experience treating a wide variety of mental health concerns and have specialized training in trauma work and eating disorders.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Private Practice, Therapist
Community Health Center, Therapist/Outreach

The Ohio State University, MSW, 2013


Illinois: 149.023428 - Ohio: I.1502346-SUPV - Florida: TPSW1579 - South Carolina: TLS 380 CP - Idaho: MBTSWO - 44090 - Kentucky: 258500




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Sarah Novak is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

Get reimbursed for sessions with Sarah Novak

Many health insurance plans reimburse 50-80% of session fees with out-of-network therapists. Learn if your health insurance plan qualifies.

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

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.

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