Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Experienced Yoga Teacher
Accepting new clients with a 2-3 week wait
Location (Back Bay)
Location (Downtown Crossing)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Holistic, mind-body approach
Sarah Harmon is a therapist in the Back Bay of Boston with a passion for holistic approaches to mind and body wellness. Along with traditional psychotherapy, her melded approach may include mind/body work, yoga, mindfulness, positive psychology, and/or coaching to best help clients navigate their personal journey to wellness. She is an experienced yoga instructor with over 200 hours of training and 1000+ hrs of teaching.
Sarah specializes in working with college students and adults on anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, and relationship struggles. She believes that achieving wellness is an active and dynamic process of becoming aware, taking responsibility, and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life, while also an individual journey that requires a personalized approach. She offers an engaging therapeutic experience, including loving support and feedback, to guide clients in their process of gaining awareness and making positive change in their lives.
When Sarah is not working with individual therapy clients or teaching yoga, she is most likely somewhere outside, sailing on the Boston Harbor or skiing in New England.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Mindfulness – Developing awareness, attention, and remembering. Developing tools to become aware of what is occurring around us to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion. Currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University.
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Interpersonal issues – Navigating interpersonal issues with parents, children, siblings, and/or coworkers
Prenatal/postpartum/perinatal issues – Runs workshops for moms and soon-to-be moms
Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Eating disorders – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships; uses motivational interviewing tools, gives clients strategies for accepting the body and using the body as a tool in recovery through mindfulness
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder
Sarah is not in-network with any insurances.
Learn why seeing an out-of-network provider can be beneficial here.
Message to clients
"Achieving "wellness" is an active and dynamic process of becoming aware, taking responsibility, and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. It is also an individual journey that requires a personalized approach. Finding someone to help you on this journey is essential as loving support, feedback, and guidance are crucial to the challenging and life-long process of gaining awareness and making positive change in your life.
I am passionate about holistic therapy, based on personal experience and thousands of hours working with clients. I would be honored to join and support you on your own personal journey."
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)
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)
Sensorimotor therapySensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centered approach that aims to treat the somatic symptoms of unresolved trauma. Traumatic experiences may become trapped deep within the body, and therapists trained in this modality can help an individual begin to heal by helping that person re-experience, in a safe environment, the physical sensations associated with a traumatic event. (learn more)
YogaUsing specific postures, breathing practices, and meditation techniques to ease suffering and release life’s traumas and losses. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Counselor, 2012-Present
Elliot Community Services, 2011
Lesley University, Graduate certification, Mindfulness studies, expected 2018
Lesley University, MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling