Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Couples counseling
- Career counseling
Dr. Sarah Gundle is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Chelsea, New York specializing in trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, parenting, and career counseling. Her practice focuses on supporting individuals who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual trauma, to process their emotions, and build coping skills. In addition to offering individual and couples session, Dr. Gundle facilitates three groups for trauma survivors, empowering them to regain control and move forward with greater confidence into the future.
In addition to her work with trauma survivors, she has expertise in couples work, particularly in break-up therapy. She helps partners go through this difficult process and cope in healthy ways while maintaining respect and appreciation for each other.
Dr. Gundle has been extensively trained in psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and interpersonal techniques. She offers both short- and long-term exposure therapy with an emphasis on grounding skills and mindfulness.
Dr. Gundle earned her PsyD from The Wright Institute and has since been highly involved in advocacy work internationally, adding unique depth to her clinical work. Her office is conveniently located a short walk from the 23rd Street subway station.
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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)
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Career counseling – Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
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
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Perinatal mental health – Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Dr. Gundle is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
- Initial/ongoing sessions: $225/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Gundle can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"I believe in collaboration and in change. My approach to treating individuals combines cognitive behavioral therapy methods with stress reduction, mindfulness, and problem-solving approaches. Psychotherapy is ultimately about living a fuller, more meaningful life and I believe I can help you achieve this. There are many triggers we all face: relationship problems, identity issues, loss or trauma, perfectionism, problems setting or maintaining goals, life transitions, or just a general sense that something is wrong. I am interactive and direct in challenging dysfunctional patterns that are getting in the way of leading the life you want. I will work collaboratively with you to develop an individual plan of action, building on strengths, to bring balance, meaning, and ease into your life.
I have been extensively trained in psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness, and Interpersonal techniques, and I tailor each person's treatment to their individual needs, providing a comprehensive and specific treatment plan for each person.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. In addition, I run four groups in my practice.
In the past, I worked internationally for the UN and in the field of human rights. I have continued my international human rights work through Physicians for Human Rights, the Global Psychosocial Network, and the Mount Sinai Human rights clinic. I feel that my continued international work adds a layer of complexity and depth to my clinical work that my patients appreciate."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Seeking SafetySeeking Safety is a counseling model that helps individuals get safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It ensures that safety is the overarching goal and focuses on the development of ideals to counteract the hurt that one has experienced. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Global Psychosocial Network, Faculty, 2015 - Present
Physicians for Human Rights, Psychologist, 2011 - Present
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
Mount Sinai Human Rights Clinic, Faculty, 2009 - Present
Mount Sinai West Department of Psychiatry, Faculty, 2002 - Present
The Wright Institute, PsyD, 2002
School of International Affairs at Columbia University, MIA, 1995
Columbia University, BA, 1994.