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.
Sleep disorders - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia
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
Adjustment to illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Cancer survivorship - Working with cancer survivors to find a new normal
Weight loss & management - Healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image
Sari can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Iora Health, 2016 - 2019
VA Boston Healthcare System, 2011 - 2016
University of South Florida, PhD, 2009
New York University, BA, 2002