Star  Sawyer

Star Sawyer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients at 154 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011, USA (updated September 22, 2019)

Accepting new clients at 331 Leonard St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA (updated September 22, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • College mental health
  • Relationships
  • Family issues
  • Life transitions
  • Women's mental health

Professional statement

Star Sawyer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Chelsea and Williamsburg neighborhoods of New York City. For the past decade, she has worked with students and young professionals navigating a range of challenges including work and school-related stress and anxiety, adjusting to a new environment, relationships and dating, self-esteem, and family conflicts.

Star gently guides each client in developing a greater understanding of themselves and increasing their capacity to fully engage in the world. She primarily uses relational and insight-oriented techniques, helping clients to better recognize their relationship patterns and the experiences that influence their self-knowledge. Star also draws upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other behavioral approaches to support clients in developing coping and emotional self-regulation skills.

Star's style is warm, direct and supportive. She received her Master's in Social Work from New York University in 2007 and completed training at the Ackerman Institute, enabling her to work effectively with clients who have complicated family histories. She welcomes adults of all ages and backgrounds into her practice.

Message to clients

Whether this is your first time looking for a therapist, or you have been in therapy before, finding the right fit is important. My style is engaging, warm and supportive. I look to provide a safe space for you to express yourself, while also implementing the right amount of collaboration and intervention to help you make the changes you are looking for.


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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

College mental health - Support navigating work and school-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of changes in relationship and location

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

Women's mental health - Counseling for challenges women face including infertility, career management, women's health, parenting, and postpartum depression

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $150 (50min)
  • Initial sessions: $200 (60min)

Therapist's note

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 



154 West 14th Street

4th Floor

New York, NY 10011

  • Sun Closed
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm (Chelsea)
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm (Williamsburg)
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm (Chelsea)
  • Sat Closed


331 Leonard Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

  • Sun Closed
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

Catholic Charities, 2016 - 2017

Good Shepherd Services, 2007 - 2013

New York University, MSW, 2007

Mount Holyoke College, BA, 1998


  • English