Sarah  Kourouma

Sarah Kourouma

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York, Texas Waitlist Online
Updated October 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Trauma
  • Transition to new parenthood

Professional statement

Sarah Kourouma is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and families. Sarah specializes in treating clients with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, and life transitions. Her approach provides a safe and neutral environment for clients to explore their deepest thoughts and feelings.

Sarah began her journey at Hunter College School of Social Work where she focused on clinical studies and community organizing. She has worked in schools, community clinics, and private practice with a diverse population. Her focus has always been on empowering clients to realize their true potential. Often clients have many answers inside them, but Sarah helps clear the fog so people can better understand themselves.

She focuses on the Humanistic Approach, which studies the whole person and their individual uniqueness. In addition, her extensive training in trauma has enabled her to work with clients to create new narratives for their life and live in a more positive way.

All sessions are currently remote for clients in New York and Texas.


Message to clients

The journey to self-discovery is not an easy process. At certain periods we all need support to help uncover and heal the layers within us. My goal is to empower you in finding your true self and live a life that is authentic and genuine. We will work together to better understand your emotions, which will enable us to create healthier coping strategies that will lead to a life that is more in synch with the person you want to be.

My goal is for us to form a strong therapeutic alliance that enables you to trust and let your guards down. The therapeutic work is most effective when you let your defenses and know you are safe in the space of therapy. I strongly believe in allowing space for humor and laughter in our sessions as well. Our lives can be complicated and challenging, but we can always find laughter along the way.

Before starting our sessions, I will have a phone consultation to better understand your needs and goals for therapy. This is to ensure we are a good fit and from there we will plan our upcoming session.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $130 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $130
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
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
  • As needed
Therapist's note

In New York, Sarah is paneled with the following insurances:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare

In Texas, Sarah is paneled with the following insurances:

  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am -4:00
  • Tue 9:30am -4:00
  • Wed 9:30am -4:00
  • Thu 9:30am -4:00
  • Fri 9:30am -4:00
  • Sat 9:30am -11:00am
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Tue 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Wed 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Thu 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Fri 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Sat 8:30am- 10:00am
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Department of Education, Clinical Social Worker, 2014 - Present
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Therapist, 2019 - 2021
CAMBA, Clinical Social Worker, 2011 - 2014

PESI, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):, 2021
Hunter College School of Social Worker, MSW, 2010


Licensure

New York: 083221

Texas: 104993


Languages

English