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Sara Elsehetry Psychotherapy, LMHC

Sara Elsehetry has over five years of experience in the mental health and counseling field. She counsels children, adolescents, and adults utilizing evidence-based practices and has worked with a wide range of clientele and mental health concerns. Her experience has taught her that empathy is the highest quality of character; it can transform people and their circumstances.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • ADD/ADHD
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“Sara Elsehetry has over five years of experience in the mental health and counseling field. She counsels children, adolescents, and adults utilizing evidence-based practices and has worked with a wide range of clientele and mental health concerns. Her experience has taught her that empathy is the highest quality of character; it can transform people and their circumstances.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
People often seek therapy because other people in their lives refuse it; this is what drove me to become a therapist. My passion for therapy stems from growing up with unhealthy family relationships due to negative communication patterns. I witnessed how people who love one another can subtly damage their relationship and turn a good-intentioned bond into a toxic chain. Mainly, my desire to become a therapist emanated from the refusal of others to receive therapy, believing that it was a platform of judgment and subjectivity.
What should someone know about working with you?
I often utilize CBT, DBT, rational-emotive therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. I also tailor my counseling approach to each client as we collaboratively decide on a treatment plan and method. I first familiarize myself with my client’s history so that I know how to provide the best service I can. We reassess the client’s goals every few sessions to reevaluate what’s working and how we can get the most out of therapy. If the client is comfortable enough, I often assign action items that they can work on outside of our private sessions to promote their autonomous progress. I believe much of what a person needs to evolve is within themselves.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Culture and traditions often inhibit people from seeking the help they need; I use a person-centered approach in my practice to help my clients feel safe in an inviting space because I know how hard it is to reach out for help. Coming from a culturally-influenced background and upbringing, it is my professional and ethical duty to be culturally competent and inclusive of people’s cultural and religious beliefs. I also understand how culture, religion, and upbringing can make a big impact on how we view the world and how we interpret our experiences. Having a compassionate and empathetic therapist can make things a lot easier.
“Sara Elsehetry has over five years of experience in the mental health and counseling field.”
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