Sarah J. Smith, LCSW-R

(she/her)

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

I have been a clinical social worker since 1994 and was trained in EMDR Therapy in 2008. I love to learn and found continuing professional development in EMDR really fed that passion. A large part of my journey has involved my own recovery from addiction, and have been sober since 1990. My personal growth has been essential. I strongly believe that I cannot provide therapy if I am not doing my own work.

Education & Experience

I graduated from SUNY at Buffalo School of Social Work in 1994. From that time until 2012 I worked primarily in community mental health agencies. I worked extensively with mental health and addictions. In 2014 I opened my own practice and have continued to develop not only as a clinician, but also as an EMDR Therapy Consultant.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Independent Health