Sarah  Bryski-Hamrick
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Sarah Bryski-Hamrick

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Clinical Anxiety Treatment Specialist, CCATP Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Updated January 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Internalized Stigma
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Sarah loves working with professional millennials from working class backgrounds. As someone who grew up in a working class family, she understands what it is like to feel that your hopes and dreams are muted by inaccessibility and classism. Sarah also enjoys working with folx who are dealing with depression, anxiety, and lasting effects of trauma. As an ex-christian, she is especially passionate about working with spiritual trauma.

She prides herself on an anti-oppressive therapy practice. Her work is rooted in feminist therapy, with a nice mix of trauma-informed and cognitive behavioral approaches. She believes that self-doubt does not typically come from within, but that it is the result of a lifetime of oppression, stereotyping and invalidation from peers, family and/or society.

Sarah's hope for her clients is that they can learn to recognize thoughts that are "true" and thoughts that are the result of growing up in an oppressed group (women/womxn, LGBTQIA+, BI&POC, disabled, impoverished/working class, etc). She believes that much of the stress millennials face currently is the result of a capitalist culture that discourages self-care and rest, while encouraging stress via "hustle culture," and bases an individual's value on how hard they work or the size of their paycheck.

Sarah received her masters degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and is a licensed professional counselor serving Pennsylvanians virtually. She has gained her therapeutic skills by working in inpatient psychiatric settings and private practice. She opened her own online practice in early 2021. She has certifications in treating anxiety and trauma, and is working towards an EMDR certification. She enjoys hiking, yoga, spending time with her partner, podcasting, using humor too often and being a cat mom.


Message to clients

Maybe you are in pain and can't figure out why. Perhaps you have accomplished your dreams but still don't feel "right." Or maybe, you just need someone to talk to. I work hard to create a safe, grounded, peaceful space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences while holding space for accountability and healing.

When we meet, I will encourage you not to judge your own feelings and thoughts, as both can be tools to help indicate areas where more healing and support is needed. I am a firm believer in the practice of self-compassion, which will involve untangling internalized stigma and self-judgment. I will not only respect and learn about every part of your identity, but I will curate your treatment around experiences with this identity, resulting in you feeling respected, heard and understood.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Spiritual Trauma - Processing trauma experienced at the hands of a religious institution, community or family in the name of religion; processing oppression, identity suppression and possible rejection of community and family.

Internalized Stigma - Offered support and unlearning internalized self-hatred or criticism as a result of societal misogyny, classism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, ableism, etc.

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sarah Bryski-Hamrick is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $165 (55min)
  • EMDR session: $270 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 2-5pm
  • Wed 12-5pm
  • Thu 11am-4pm
  • Fri 10am-1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Teletherapy with Sarah, Owner/Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
J. Snyder Therapeutic Services, Psychotherapist, 2018 - 2021

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, CCATP, 2020
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, CCTP, 2019
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Music Therapy and Counseling, 2015


Licensure

Pennsylvania: pc010402


Languages

English