Sarah Carr, LMFT

Counselor
1801 Van Ness Ave, #300
San Francisco, California 94109

Narrative of Services:

I specialize in helping teens and adults navigate challenges that include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, body-focused repetitive behaviors (trichotillomania and skin picking), and tics. I am trained in evidence-based treatments that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I also provide intensive outpatient services for OCD and anxiety.

About 75% of my clients have OCD. I have worked with ~50-70 people with OCD.

Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes

Training Description:

I have been treating OCD since 2012. During graduate school I was a Clinical Trainee at the UCLA Adult OCD Treatment Clinic. In 2015 – 2016 I received supervision and treated OCD at Melinda White’s private practice in Berkeley, CA. I have been treating OCD and receiving supervision (including intensive outpatient services) at choicetherapy in San Francisco for the past 1.5 years. I completed the Pediatric BTTI at Roger’s in 2018. In 2017 I was a presenter at the Annual OCD Conference in San Francisco. I lecture and provide workshops on treatment of OCD using ERP and ACT regularly.

Diversity Statement:

I taught English to Ecuadorian students ages 12 – 65. I provided trauma-informed behavioral therapy to at-risk foster youth and families in San Francisco. I provided evidence-based therapy and facilitated mindfulness groups to homeless adults in Los Angeles.

In 2011, I lived in Ecuador for 4 months, teaching English as a second language to a diverse group of Spanish speaking people ages 12 – 65. In 2013 – 2014, I was granted the California MFT State Stipend, a scholarship given MFT Associates who have experience working with culturally diverse at-risk populations. Following receipt of the MFT scholarship, I worked at Seneca Family of Agencies for a year providing therapy to at-risk foster youth and families. I also provided therapy and facilitated mindfulness groups to dual diagnosis homeless adults in Los Angeles for 9 months during graduate school.