Sara Richardson, PhD
Dr Sara Richardson is a post-doctoral clinical psychologist offering psychotherapeutic services to individuals and couples for a wide range of difficulties, including depression and anxiety, relationship and sexual concerns, issues related to identity or personality, life transitions, loss and bereavement, and resolution of trauma and abuse. Practicing primarily from a relational psychodynamic perspective, Dr Richardson prioritizes working creatively and collaboratively with her clients to facilitate compassionate self-study. Her approach is non-judgmental and insight-oriented, and complements empathic listening with active interventions geared toward long-term healing. Dr Richardson sees children, adolescents, and adults; she is queer-, GNC-, and trans-affirming, and fat-, all-ability-, and BDSM/kink-positive.
Dr Richardson earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Loyola University New Orleans and her doctorate from the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. During her doctoral training, Dr Richardson completed practica at several clinical sites in New York City, including an adult psychiatric inpatient service at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, the Wellness Recovery Program at Maimonides Medical Center, and the student counseling center at the New School. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. Prior to her doctoral training, Dr Richardson has worked in mental health case management at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in Chelsea and was also a research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Maryland where she was part of a team studying the genetic correlates of bipolar disorder.