Sarah Segal (she/her/hers)

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I work in partnership with my clients to build self-compassion and acceptance as they work to overcome their OCD and anxiety.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Monica, CA

About My Clients

Have you noticed that it's in the places you are supposed to be most relaxed (meditation, vacation, weekends, sleep) that your mind feels louder than ever? It might feel like the idea of letting your thoughts go is meant for “normal” people and that does not include you. Maybe you stand guard to keep yourself from your worst case, as if your attention to your thoughts keeps you from descending into unimaginable fear. I can help you sift through the noise and regain your confidence in yourself.

My Background and Approach

I specialize in treating OCD and other anxiety spectrum disorders (Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias). I offer both evidence based treatments for OCD: I-CBT (Inference Based Therapy) and ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention). I also incorporate ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) . The truth is, you are not alone and it is not that you are broken, but that the tools your mind uses again and again to solve this unsolvable anxiety puzzle are just simply not sufficient. Everyday I help others to break free from the grip of anxiety and OCD and reengage in the things that matter most to them in their lives.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Your story and experience are a privilege and at the foundation of our work is the building of trust and respect. Together, we can increase empowerment and self-compassion. I strive to be anti-racist and LGBTQ+ affirming in my approach as a therapist. I work with clients to identify and validate one’s identities and systemic intersections to facilitate empowerment. I utilize treatments that are based in research and scientific evidence, while also taking an integrative approach that acknowledges wellness as multi-dimensional in seeing the person within their environment.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice


310-564-6721 Email Sarah
1247 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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