Sara Green, PhD, LSW
Director of Development
EMDR Trained Therapist
Offers telehealth & in-person services in our Bryn Mawr Office
Sara completed her PhD and Masters in Social Work at the University of Washington in Seattle. She holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica (USM) in California. She is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Pennsylvania with over 15 years of experience working with children, teens, families, and adults with a range of needs and in a variety of settings, including a hospital-based family trauma clinic at UCLA, an HIV education and health center in East Los Angeles, and family reintegration retreats in the Grand Tetons and Oahu’s North Shore.
Sara has worked with clients and communities coping with a range of stressful circumstances and mental health issues including chronic illness, medical trauma, depression and anxiety, PTSD, grief and loss, foster care and adoption, and family crises. Sara has particular expertise working with active duty and veteran military service members and their families. Most recently, Sara was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to support her work with her clients.
In line with Sara’s investment in linking science with real world solutions, she has collaborated with academic and community organizations to develop evidence-informed, family-based programming, participant assessments and program evaluations, and research initiatives to better direct and enhance services. Sara's research and practice interests center on addressing inequality and reducing stress in vulnerable populations and bolstering the resources needed to foster health and wellness.
In counseling with individuals and families, Sara uses multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, and Spiritual Psychology to work collaboratively to help clients achieve greater levels of self-awareness and well-being. In support of these goals, Sara assists her clients in focusing on practical strategies relevant to what has brought them into counseling, as well as deeper areas of consciousness where authenticity, healing, and wholeness reside. Sara strives to make therapy a dynamic experience where change can occur within the safety of the therapeutic relationship.