Sarah Garlick, LCSW
Welcome! My name is Sarah Garlick and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I have experience working with clients from many different backgrounds both in program settings and in private practice. I graduated from Boston University, with a Master's in Clinical Social Work in 1999.
I believe the first step to any successful therapy is creating a safe and supportive environment for the client. Within a trusting therapeutic relationship there is the opportunity for exploration and growth to occur. I strive to work collaboratively with my clients to overcome the barriers that keep them from having more fulfilling lives. I teach my clients concrete skills that they can use to deal with current issues, and challenges that may occur in the future. I provide compassionate solution-focused psychotherapy. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, but tailor my approach to best meet the needs of my clients. My areas and issues of special interest include:
- Insomnia - Anxiety - Parenting and Co-parenting - Building self confidence/self esteem
- Depression - Trauma recovery - Life transitions
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 27070
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sarah Garlick. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Sarah is by far the most effective therapist I've ever worked with. She asks questions no therapist has asked me before, and I leave every one of our sessions with something to think about. I consistently throw at her issues found in the most convoluted, ingrained, and biased nooks of my brain, and she is not only able to follow me there, but explore the space with me, as well. I can confidently say that she is one of the sharpest and insightful people I have ever met, and her help is invaluable to me.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Sarah has helped me so much! She lets me share and then she encourages me to dig deeper. I feel empowered because of my time with Sarah.
Written on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 4 months on issues concerning eating disorders
Sarah Garlick is one of the best therapists I have ever had. She is highly empathetic, thoughtful, and listens and helps resolve what I am going through in each session, while giving me tools and thought exercises to work on until we meet next. She makes me feel like I am not "alone" in what I am going through and helps to level set the period of life I am in and helps me to recognize that I am not going through big changes alone, but that life shifts and changes and we grow with it. I am very thankful for her in this stage of life and highly recommend Sarah to anyone who wants to start/continue a journey in therapy
Written on Mar 21, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months
Sarah has been an amazing counselor and I look forward to our meetings. I leave our meetings feeling very centered and in tune with my feelings, and she is very helpful in processing my stressors with me.
Written on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties