Sarah Pais, LCSW
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Sarah Pais

Psychotherapy, LCSW

Sarah Pais is a psychodynamic therapist who has worked across Boston and New York hospitals, day treatment centers, and school systems. Her style includes warmth, compassion, humor, and creativity. Her practice includes individual and family therapy, psychotherapy with children and adolescents as well as parenting management skills.
Specialties
General Mental Health
General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Pediatrics
Finances
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$140-200
Sliding Scale
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Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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New York
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“As a therapist, it is my goal to provide a safe and compassionate environment for healing and growth.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was drawn to becoming a therapist from my own experiences as an anxious child and adolescent. As I worked my way through school, internships, and jobs (as well as my own lived experience), I saw over and over again how momentous it can be to see positive change with clients. Through my clinical training and work, I’ve learned that when we give ourselves, our children, or our families the opportunity to process and reframe negative thought patterns and behaviors, meaningful change can emerge.
What should someone know about working with you?
As a therapist, it is my goal to provide a safe and compassionate environment for healing and growth. As we get started, you can expect me to ask questions about you or your child’s background and history. Moving forward, I will collaborate with you to develop your own individualized therapy. I help adults and adolescents better cope with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, and other life challenges. I also work with children and their families to navigate issues related to ADHD, social skills, low self-esteem, and more.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
It makes sense to me that you may feel nervous about starting therapy; as a former skeptic, I understand! Through my own experiences and my work, I have learned that exploring with another person the things that feel hardest is often when we finally become able to understand ourselves and grow. I am committed to providing a safe and comfortable space to explore at a pace that feels good for you.
“Through my own experiences and my work, I have learned that exploring with another person the things that feel hardest is often when we finally become able to understand ourselves and grow.”
Interested in speaking with Sarah?