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Sarah Matas, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to find out more about me. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience helping individuals and families manage life’s transitions. I received a Master’s degree from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and have worked primarily in the world of hospice, medical home care and long-term care, visiting clients’ homes to help navigate chronic health issues, stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss and caregiver burnout.

My approach to therapy is to start in the here and now and to focus on my client’s strengths. I strongly believe that all of us, as individuals, are doing the very best we can with the tools we have on hand. Lasting change can and does occur when we develop new tools, new ways of seeing ourselves and new ways of interpreting the world around us. I take a humanistic approach to my work and recognize that each client is the real expert in this work we call therapy. My job is simply to understand, to show genuine, heartfelt concern and to empower each client to grow and change in the ways they envision. I also believe that our thoughts are powerful motivating forces but can also serve to de-motivate us. Have you ever experienced feeling sad or lonely because of the way you thought about something, only to later find out that your thinking was distorted? How crucial it is to uncover our dysfunctional thoughts!

Being a social worker is who I am, not something I do. Over the course of my life I’ve been a mother, including a stint as a single mom, a grandmother, a colleague, a boss and a caregiver and I know that I can help you get to that “better place” you envision for yourself.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Divorce and Separation, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

PA LCSW CW016566

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sarah Matas. 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 has been a wonderful therapist; so kind, intuitive, and genuine. I am thankful to have gotten the experience to work with her as she helps me navigate my life changes and perspective on self-worth. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Sarah is a great therapist and wonderful person. It’s clear that she cares and works incredibly well with me. I highly recommend her to anybody who needs a therapist they know will make them feel worth it.

Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was unsure of the process of online counseling, but knew I needed extra support right now. I was very curious about who and how I would be matched. I am SO pleased with the counselor I was paired with. I have received therapy and support at times in the past and don't think I've ever found someone who understood me so well right off the bat. She asked the right questions, make appropriate notes and we have built on that initial meeting ever since. She truly listens to me and provides me with valuable input and steps I can take to move forward. I have recommended BetterHelp to several people now, and only regret that once things return to "normal," it won't be feasible to meet with my counselor in person.

Written on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

As a newbie to therapy, I have no benchmarks, but my experience with Sarah has been very positive so far. Her expertise in hospice matters and her general common sense and experiential wisdom are a good combination for me.

Written on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

She’s been so patient and helpful during all those sessions.

Written on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd