Dr. Sari Chait is a Clinical Psychologist in Newton, MA who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy with additional expertise in health psychology. She works with people on adjustment to chronic illness and cancer, insomnia, weight loss, anxiety, depression, and stress management. Dr. Chait especially enjoys working with women trying to juggle life's many demands and coping with associated stress and worry.
Dr. Chait primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She works with her clients to develop a toolbox of skills to help them manage their mood and stress or make lifestyle and behavioral changes. Using CBT, Dr. Chait helps her clients develop healthy coping tools, adjust thought patterns, and better manage their distress. She has additional expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), an intervention that targets thoughts and behaviors that impact sleep and cause or worsen insomnia.
Dr. Chait is warm and compassionate and strives to create an environment where clients feel safe and comfortable. She focuses on teaching clients skills that they can apply in their everyday lives to manage whatever hurdles they encounter. Before working in private practice, Dr. Chait worked in several medical settings including the VA Boston Healthcare System and a healthcare startup based in Boston. She received her PhD from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. As part of her training, she completed a clinical internship and fellowship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, where she received in-depth training that included both general mental health and health psychology.
Dr. Chait's office is in Newton, conveniently located off of Route 9 and I-95. She also offers video sessions for folks who are not able to come in person.