Sari Starr, LMHC, CCTP II

Sari has been an independently licensed therapist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2008.  Sari earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University.  Before entering into private practice, Sari worked in psychiatric hospitals, Intensive Outpatient Programs, and Group Practices.  Sari has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at various universities teaching both undergraduate and graduate psychology courses.  Her areas of clinical expertise are in the fields of depression and trauma.  Sari provides individual psychotherapy for adults, marital/couples therapy, as well as group DBT therapy.  Sari has specialized training and expertise in working with our military service members, first responders, and their families and has traveled and lived in different countries providing therapy to these specific populations since 2014.  Sari uses many different techniques in her work, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Solution Focused, Dialectical-Behavioral, and Humanistic all tailored to the individual client.  No matter what school of thought one comes from, Sari believes that it is the therapeutic relationship that the client and therapist are able to build together which is most important and necessary for a successful healing journey.  For Sari, every relationship is built on honesty, trust, care, unconditional positive regard, and good humor.  Sari is an advocate of “positive psychology”, not seeing the client as someone “sick” or “ill”, but rather seeing the entire individual and seeing everyone’s unique strengths and resiliency.  Sari works with her service dog, Bingo, a 6 yr old hypoallergenic Maltipoo who is always ready to help.  Bingo is an AKC registered Canine Good Citizen and has awards in both obedience and agility.  Sari is passionate about travel and experiencing new peoples and cultures.  She loves to cook and entertain.  Sari loves the water and she and Bingo play every water sport together, especially surfing.



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