Dr. Sara Cornell

(Psy.D.)

About Me

I am a Licensed Psychologist from Pennsylvania with many years experience providing psychotherapy and counseling. I have worked with all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. I work with behavioral issues as well as emotional issues, such as life issues, including personal issues, relationship issues, or career issues. I also work with people who are experiencing mental health issues, such as depressive symptoms, symptoms of anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and other disorders, including addictions, cognitive disorders, and Asperger's Syndrome. Furthermore, I work with clients exhibiting symptoms of personality disorders. My main goal is to help people create the lives they want through the use of reality-based work, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. I focus on helping people obtain success through helping them to examine their values and beliefs to determine whether those values and beliefs are helping or hurting them. I also focus on setting short-term and long-term goals and helping people develop a plan to achieve those goals. Part of the process I use also focuses on defining harmful thoughts and beliefs that may be holding people back from achieving their goals and replace these thoughts and beliefs with positive and empowering thoughts and beliefs. Therefore, my approach is to help people overcome issues and problems based on individual needs and wants.

I received my training through Chestnut College in Philadelphia, where I received a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and Human Services. I also received a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where I also received a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. My Bachelor's Degree is from Penn State University. I have been employed in various agencies and private practices for many years, and have been in my own practice for 11 years. I enjoy the flexibility of helping people when it is convenient for them to participate in therapy and counseling.

Online therapy also provides the flexibility that many people require due to work or other demands of life. I will be in touch with you within 24 hours after you reach out to me, so you may message me anytime. I can be available for messaging, email, telephone, or video chats. I will communicate with you in whatever way you prefer. It is important that you feel comfortable so that you can receive the most successful treatment possible.

It's exciting to be able to utilize online therapy and counseling as a tool for helping you create the life you want by setting goals and experiencing growth in your life.

I do my own scheduling, so there are no online sessions showing as available. However, please message me so that we are able to schedule an appointment that is convenient for both of us. I do not schedule evening or weekend hours for modes of communication other than messaging.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

Psychologist #PS016217 (Expires: 2019-11-30)


Reviews

Written by Z.A. on Nov 01, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She is wholistic in creating client's psychological development. She listens with patience. Gives response in time. Does not mind. Easy going. And a very professional. I give her 12 out of 10. Yes 12 and that too out of 10. Long live, dear Dr. Sara Cornell.

Written by A.M. on Oct 15, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Sara Cornell made me feel safe, reassured, and heard. She’s got great insights on CBT techniques and recommends strategies that work for me, while being encouraging and patient even when my progress is slow.

Written by W.A. on Sep 27, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Very helpful, compassionate and polite. She made me feel a lot better and more confident
She is funny too and made me comfortable while talking about my problems

Written by C.A. on Sep 20, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 months

Dr. Cornell has been extremely helpful and kind. Every session she listens to my concerns and tries to help me through my issues and gives me problem solving exercises to help me improve my ways of reacting to the things around me.

Written by D.A. on Sep 12, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Dr. Cornell is kind and down to earth. She responds in a way that feels like she has put good thought into your concerns. I don’t know what she has dealt with or been through in her own life but she never makes you feel like an alien and never speaks to you in a way that feels patronizing. She seems to understand what you’ve gone through is serious and replies accordingly with thoughts, questions, and ideas that work in real life in a practical way.

Written by A.M. on Aug 14, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Cornell has a very kind, but caring and straightforward manner. She listens and will share her views and offers different perspectives to think about. She has your interests at heart to help you reach a good decision and better place.

Written by E.L. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and family

Dr. Cornell is awesome! I was a bit nervous to do counseling online but she is awesome! She gives real feedback and tools that you can use on a day-to-day basis.

Written by J.. on Jul 24, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and grief

I've been working with Dr. Cornell for a couple of months now- I'd highly recommend her. She replies promptly and addresses every concern I have, with kind, well thought-out honest responses. I don't think I could ask for a better counselor to support me in my journey back to health.

Written by T.H. on Jul 24, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks

So far I have found Dr Cornell to be a great person to work with. She is very experienced in this field and has made me feel at ease and understood. I am enjoying our interaction and look forward to the results as time goes on.

Written by A.L. on Jul 24, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Very experienced and knowledgable. Always replies within 24h. Very good listener.

Written by B.E. on Jul 18, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Cornell is awesome- she stays in contact with me, sends work sheets to assist me in my sessions and or lessons that I trying to work through. I’m so glad I was paired with her.

Written by J.O. on Jul 14, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Cornell went out of her way to check on me. She is intent on listening to the type of therapy I would like to pursue and has been amazing, in being a real world mental health professional.

Written by A.L. on Jul 03, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Cornell responds in an appropriate amount of time and gives help and guidance towards my problems. She is supportive and wants to help as much as she can!

Written by J.A. on Jun 29, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks

I was skeptical and nervous to do online counseling. I love it! Dr. Cornell is a perfect fit for me. I’ve had two video sessions with her. I’ve been to counseling before, where I feel like I’m just talking out my issues. Dr. Cornell listens and then offers input almost immediately. I already feel she has given me “tools" to help my self. Thank you, I’m very pleased.

Written by S.I. on Jun 23, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dr Cornell is extremely supportive and interesting. She makes an effort to help me understand causes of my feeling by helping me to unpack my psyche. She is concerned, kind and supportive and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by K.A. on Jun 20, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks

I feel I can be myself when I read he insights and support. I often double read what Dr. Cornell has written and it gives me a relief each time, even after more re-readings. She is very human and an expert in what she does!

Written by S.A. on Jun 20, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks

She is very calm and gives a lot if attention, keeping a regular update and very helpful. Made me feel at ease