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"Healing take courage, and we all have courage even if we need to dig a little to find it"

Sari Bochner, lmsw

ASSOCIATE THERAPIST

all about sari

Sari’s engaging and nurturing personality helps clients to feel like they can easily open up to her. Her approach to therapy is humanistic and non-judgemental creating a space for clients to feel comfortable and at ease. She is all about making her clients feel comfortable through her humanistic and non-judgmental approach. She values the importance of authenticity in the client-clinician relationship, creating an environment conducive to personal growth. 

“Adulting” isn’t easy, especially in a fast-paced city. Whether you're experiencing a breakup, facing challenges with friends, or dealing with the everyday stresses of life, Sari believes therapy can serve as a guiding tool to help you navigate life. Sari works with her clients to examine their thoughts and feelings and how they play a role in their lives and choices. She offers tools and strategies during sessions that can help her clients feel empowered instead of overwhelmed or defeated by their current challenges.

Sari believes that everyone can benefit from therapy and while it may feel daunting to start, it’s a worthwhile commitment. Clients have shared that after leaving a session with Sari, they feel more prepared and confident to take on whatever has been weighing them down. They have said that she exudes empathy and compassion in her work which tells them that she really cares. 

how she works

Taking a strengths-based approach, Sari works with clients to help uncover those innate tools and apply them to everyday life. She understands that they are coming to her with an abundance of knowledge and tools although they may not be aware of them just yet.. 

Sari has a diverse clinical background having worked with clients dealing with low self-esteem, trauma, interpersonal issues, and familial conflict. It is important to her that clients feel as though they are not being judged and no topic is off limits. We all at some point have put up walls and created our own coping mechanisms that feel comfortable to us, but are often a barrier to success. 

Sari believes that sometimes, what someone truly needs is not just to be listened to, but to be genuinely heard. 

Sari uses a variety of modalities to create a unique treatment plan for each client in helping them to achieve their goals. In sessions, clients will work to understand how their thoughts influence their emotions, which in turn impacts their actions. She works closely with her clients in exploring how their negative self-talk can be limiting them from reaching their goals. 

Sari is consistently there to support her clients when they need the shoulder to lean on and also empowers them to utilize their innate tools and strength to overcome anything. Clients leave sessions feeling empowered and with strategies to tackle any challenges that may arise in between appointments.


Get to know me

My hydroflask!! 

One thing you couldn't live without

The Giants winning a game! 

Something that always makes you smile

🫶🏻

Most used emoji

On the beach or a boat! A boat day in the summer absolutely can't be beat

Where is your happy place?

To teleport! I'd love to travel more and... I hate traffic 

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

Gua sha and coffee! 

Morning routine

Can never go wrong with listening to some music and going on a walk. Always helps clear my mind! 

What do you do to de-stress? 

Setting goals and intentions for the week is key! Having a calm Sunday with friends and family doesn't hurt either 

How do you set yourself up for a successful week? 

Portugal! 

Favorite place you have traveled

Listening to a Podcast, going to the gym, and reading! 

Rituals

Professional + Clinical Experience

Sari's

Library

Each book offers unique insights and wisdom, reflecting our therapists' passion for personal growth and well-being. You might find the perfect read that resonates with you on your own journey to a happier, healthier life.



work with Sari

We believe that you have the power to live your best life, but often need the right support and guidance to get there.