Dr. Sarah

Dr. Sarah

Dr. Sarah Leclerc is a clinical psychologist based in New York. She works with adults who experience anxiety and depression, feel lonely and disconnected, or have a difficult or painful relationship with their bodies and their being. Dr. Sarah deeply values connection and her dream is for individuals to find various spaces in which they feel at home. She believes that connecting with, being in tune with, and loving ourselves can all enhance our ability to feel a deep connection with each other, and to feel at home.

A bit more about her in her own words...
Growing up in Haiti and seeing the pain and suffering that we experience in this life solidified my desires to be a "listener." I was this quiet, shy six year old, who didn't even know the word "therapy." But even then, I could sense that having a space where people could share their stories and feel seen and validated would be a powerful, healing, and much needed space. And so, I persevered. I studied Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies at Pace University. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of La Verne. I worked in university counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. Most recently, I have been fascinated with online counseling. I mostly work with individuals who feel stuck, hopeless, and isolated. I also work with folks who experience trauma and grief, and who aren't sure how to move forward.

I utilize Feminist Therapy, Buddhist Psychology, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Some of the questions that these theoretical approaches attempt to explore are: can we practice acceptance around the fact that we experience suffering? Can we be present with our suffering? Can we practice engaging in a value-guided, passion-filled life while we're suffering?

Now, that you know a bit about my story, I do hope we can connect with each other. Know that I am so looking forward to walking with you on your journey.

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Dr. Sarah
  • Rekindling Your Inner Flame

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  • What Flame Are We Trying To Re-kindle?

    Let’s remember that when we’re burned out and have lost our motivation and energy, first and foremost, we have to practice self-compassion. In this video, we use Neff’s formula — recognizing the difficulty, offering ourselves some words of kindness, as if we’re talking to another being that we lo...

  • What Stops Us from Re-Kindling Our Inner Flame

    Let’s say we’ve got some awesome ways of coping with grief, traumas, isms, and phobias, and we’re practicing grounding, self-care, and self-kindness. We’ve also been reflecting daily on questions like — what do I want? Who do I want to be? What qualities do I want to embody? Why do I want to be t...

  • Stoking the Fire: Practicing to Remember What Matters

    When we practice remembering what matters, we protect ourselves against our inner flame going out and we’re able to connect to aliveness and vitality. In this video, we explore the four main facets of life — work, love, play, and health, and discuss the importance of infusing what matters in all ...

  • Coping with Self Criticism

    Explore the mental habit of beating yourself up and gain confidence in how to manage it.

  • Getting Good at Feeling and Doing What Matters

    Often in difficult conversations relating to our biases, we become fearful, defensive, reactive, saddened, and at times we may even end relationships. Here we explore ways to get better at feeling so that we can sit in the discomfort and practice engaging in behaviors that align with our values.

  • Asking for Help: Who Can Help you Climb Life’s Mountain

    We’re social beings. That means we’re interconnected and we need each other to survive. But, it can be difficult to find community & find the help that we need. Let’s explore how we can start moving towards asking for support.

  • Walking Away From the Negativity Bias

    In this talk, we explore ways to combat the negativity bias and connect more to a positivity bias by engaging in worry times, practicing gratitude, and practicing self-kindness.

  • Finding Ways to Swim Out of the Waters of Isms and Phobias

    Let’s explore ways to develop more awareness around our internalized and implicit biases, as well as explore ways to become the kind of person we want to be as we practice acceptance and self-empathy.

  • Playing the ‘Awareness Game’ to Combat Procrastination and Face Fears

    We all can find ourselves procrastinating throughout the day. Let’s explore why we procrastinate and how we can use an awareness practice to move out of the procrastination habit and move towards what matters to us.

  • Drop The Rush Habit and Savor Every Moment

    We tend to rush through our days and, as Ferris Bueller said, fail to slow down and look around so that we don’t miss our lives. Here we explore what it would take to drop the rush habit and find various moments throughout the day to engage in savoring practices.

  • Connecting To Our Inner Parent

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  • WOOPing Our Way to Achieving Our Goals

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  • Take Care of Your Needs Now, Sleep Better Later

    The key to a restful, peaceful sleep is to engage in consistent self-care practices. Here, we reflect on various questions that aid in self-care — How do I feel? What do I need? How can I get my needs met right now by being a good friend to myself or by asking for support? In soothing your body a...

  • Becoming the Superhero of Your Life

    In exploring our values or what matters to us (e.g., connection, presence, courage, joy), we can practice stepping into those values as we relate to ourselves and others. The more we can practice walking with and embodying our values, the more we can lead meaningful, purposeful, and proud lives.

  • Have a Practice of Taking Care of Your Future (Hopefully Sleepy) Self

    We need to try to prepare for sleep as soon as we can. Here, we explore ways to practice taking care of our future self by taking care of our present self in the morning, afternoon, and early evening, particularly by finding ways to connect to our rest and digest or relaxation system consistently...