B.A., Binghamton University // M.S., The College of New Rochelle
Ms. Sarah Pauker, L.C.A.T. (Licensed Creative Art Therapist) and L.P.C. (Licensed Professional Counselor), is Wellness Coordinator, Art Therapist, and Staff Clinician at The Anxiety Institute. Trained at The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Sarah specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and related disorders, and integrates person-centered, mindfulness-based, trauma-informed, transpersonal, and creative approaches in her work with clients.
Sarah has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in mental health treatment settings since 2009. Prior to joining the Anxiety Institute, she worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY. Sarah obtained her master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling, and completed internships at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, NY and the FDR Veterans Hospital in Montrose NY. Dedicated to lifelong learning and development, Sarah is trained in yoga, stress reduction and mindfulness-based practices, and is currently pursuing certification in psychedelic integration and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
Drawing upon her personal experience, love of art, and desire to help others, it is Sarah's mission to empower young people with the self-discovery, skills, and confidence to navigate the challenges of adolescence. Through the integration of traditional and expressive therapies with a holistic mind-body-spirit approach, she offers an encouraging, empathic, and contemplative environment to support the client’s journey towards health and wellness.