Dr. Sarah Leclerc

(PsyD)

About Me

Hello there!

I am a Haitian, feminist psychologist. I chose to be a mental health professional because I value providing a safe space for individuals, in which they can be themselves, and explore the complex nature of who they are and who they are becoming.

I love Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Buddhist Psychology. That means that we will explore lots of ways in which we can practice acceptance and commit to value-guided actions-- practicing acceptance around our thoughts, our feelings, our physical sensations, and still committing to, as the young kids say, living our best lives. For example, we can notice our difficult emotions in a kind/gentle/compassionate way. We can also notice that because of this difficult emotion, we're wanting to avoid/isolate (I'm looking at you, depression!). And, the challenge will be to still work on committing to engaging in what's important to us (e.g., going to see loved ones, working on an amazing presentation for school, doing some yoga moves, connecting to our purpose in this life). Acceptance and committed actions can be difficult things to practice, but mindfulness and self-compassion practices help wonderfully on that journey.

Outside of ACT & Buddhist psychology, being a feminist psychologist means that I keep in mind individuals’ cultures, history, and the various obstacles they may face (e.g., racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia). All of these obstacles impact mental health. I was reminded recently that sometimes it doesn't make sense to give individuals diagnoses; it makes more sense to diagnose these oppressive systems that we live in.

When experiencing oppression, it's so important to engage in healing and liberating work, which often entails individuals finding safe spaces in online and offline communities-- where they can be themselves, share their stories with others, share their dreams for a less oppressive future, remember their peers and ancestors who may have been taken away too soon, and share the music, writings, and arts they love.

I think all humans crave connections and my dream is for individuals to find connections and spaces in which they feel at home. Connecting with, being in tune with, and loving oneself can all enhance our ability to connect effectively with others. And the best way that we can connect more with ourselves is to practice self-care -- really being present as we eat, as we move our bodies, as we write, as we sing, as we connect with nature, as we breathe.

I am so looking forward to talking more with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #022745-1 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Mar 27, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Dr. Leclerc listens and she’s attentive and I appreciate that.

Written by J.E. on Mar 05, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Leclerc has been an amazing support system for me these past few months and I wouldn’t be where I was today without her.

Written by A.S. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 5 months

Dr. Leclerc was my therapist during the hardest months of my life. I valued her insight, responses, and ability to help me laugh. Before I started counseling with her, I'd lost my positivity and ability to enjoy laughing. I'm grateful for her support and how she created a safe, caring space for me to be myself.

Written by A.L. on Jan 06, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Leclerc is wonderful. I highly recommend her and the entire application if you are someone that feels extra security knowing that someone is there for you!

Written by S.T. on Jan 02, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

She was very sweet and a good listener. She took the time to understand my needs.

Written by K.R. on Dec 31, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Leclerc is really attuned to my issues and what I bring with me. Her methods and values are really closely aligned to my own, which makes me much more likely to respond and reflect on the advice and practices. Dr. Leclerc is very consistent in her reminders of previous suggestions, extensions of topics, and consideration of communications/time. Her approach towards me as a whole person and cultural background has been a comfortable and positive experience. I will def carry forward with much of her and I’m really appreciative of the entire experience.

Written by S.H. on Dec 28, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Leclerc is a wonderful therapist. She takes her time to listen thoughtfully and offers advice which is practical, objective, and judgement-free. I found myself surprised by how quickly I felt comfortable sharing with her given we were only speaking over the phone. I would recommend Dr. Leclerc to anyone looking for a therapist.

Written by N.I. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr Leclerc is very professional and is always on time for our sessions. She listens to me and gives me suggestions on how to deal with different situation. I look forward to our sessions. Talking with her over the past few months really made a positive difference in my life.

Written by C.H. on Oct 05, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

I have never had a good experience with therapy until Dr. Leclerc. She made me feel comfortable throughout my time speaking with her and confident in myself.

Written by E.L. on Oct 04, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Leclerc is so easy to talk to and she creates such a welcoming environment. She listens well while offering support, advice, and coping mechanisms. Because of her help and counseling, I have recommended BetterHelp to multiple friends and colleagues. Dr. Leclerc creates a safe environment to express yourself and work through your emotions and problems.

Written by C.H. on Oct 03, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Leclerc is knowledgeable and approachable. I had a somewhat failed experience with app-based therapy before, and she has made it so easy. It feels just as effective as in person therapy, but much more convenient. Dr. Leclerc is careful and considerate and remembers our previous conversations and chats. She asks probing questions and has already led me to insights after just a couple of weeks!

Written by N.Y. on Sep 14, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Leclerc has patience, empathy and looks at the total picture. I was so nervous about therapy despite seeing and knowing the benefits. Dr. Leclerc made me feel comfortable and confident to explore the foundation to my anxieties. She is prompt with her message responses and highly detailed. When we schedule phone session she was on time and referenced back to our chats. My appreciation and confidence in the service has trickled into my personal life. I’ve recommended better help based on the quality of service provided to me by Dr. Leclerc. She cares, she is easy to speak with and her tone of voice is calm, inviting, respectful, and knowledgeable. I recommend her and am happy I was matched with her for therapy.

Written by G.I. on Sep 10, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Give her a raise. I love her!

Written by J.E. on Sep 06, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Leclerc has been extraordinarily helpful, empathetic and insightful. I am continually instilled with complete confidence that she is actively listening to me and respectfully troubleshooting my daily struggles.

Written by M.A. on Aug 28, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Leclerc, words cannot express how grateful I am for her holistic approach. She is an incredible professional, she is kind, caring and really insightful. She has been so very essential in my journey and navigating some really rocky waters in my life. I always feel better after our sessions and am really glad that I have finally found a therapist like her. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking someone that they can speak to openly and process their transitions, past and journey. Thank you Sarah!

Written by S.A. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Leclerc is extremely understanding and is super helpful. I always feel so much better after each session with her. She always gives me tools and things to help me with whatever I need. She is also super kind.

Written by J.E. on Jul 21, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I wasn't sure about therapy through an app, but after a few sessions, I'm so happy I gave this a try. Dr. Leclerc is so wonderful and a great listener. While going through a rough life transition, she's been very responsive and supportive. I'm really looking forward to continuing our talks and working on my self-love.

Written by K.A. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Leclerc is amazing. I feel comfortable opening up and don’t feel as though I’ll be judged when I do. She offers great feedback and suggestions for managing stress as well as other problematic areas in life. She responds in a timely manner and takes the time to respond with messages. They are thoughtful and well written. I would highly recommend her!

Written by R.O. on Jun 18, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

I have only had one meeting so far, but she was insightful and helpful. Also, very responsive to messages. I look forward to working with her further. I have a very busy schedule and am glad to have found this approach to providing counseling - thank you.

Written by J.E. on Jun 05, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

I was very hesitant to do counseling but Dr. Leclerc has been incredible at helping me deal with and move through a very hard time in life riddled with anxiety. I would recommend her to every single person I know. She’s amazing at what she does. I believe she truly understands what I need from her as an individual and she doesn’t follow a script of what a typical counselor might. She’s wonderful and very professional.

Written by R.A. on May 27, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr Leclerc is very kind and understanding, and is a great listener! Thank you!

Written by A.Z. on May 25, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Leclerc is so patient and truly listens. I’ve never had a therapy experience where from the first session I feel like the therapist gets to the root of my issue and supports me in clarifying my habits and ways to clear it up. I would recommend her to anyone. I’ve had breakthroughs on breakthroughs already and I’m so happy that she is there with me the whole way.