About Dr. Sager
In the past decade I have worked with clients as young as age three to adults of all ages. In addition to private practice, I have worked in various settings including college counseling centers, hospitals, and community mental health centers. I received my Master's of Arts in general psychology and doctorate in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and my bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in women's and gender studies from Brandeis University. During graduate school I studied the effects of trauma on subsequent generations of family members.
I work with clients on general mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, relationship issues, parenting and family issues, grief and loss, and many others. I am certified in perinatal mental health and am passionate about working with people dealing with these issues. I believe that one's family and upbringing as well as one's current family structure play a large part in mental health. Given that perspective, I strongly believe that perinatal issues, ranging from fertility issues to issues during pregnancy and birth to postpartum mental health issues can have a huge impact on the individual, the couple, and the family as a whole. Contrary to what many believe, while many perinatal issues surround the mother, it is also the case that fathers, partners, children, and other family members can experience their own perinatal mental health issues as well as be affected by a mother's perinatal mental health issues.
While I am primarily trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, I have experience working with many different approaches. In addition, I am trained in cognitive processing therapy, which is a specific treatment for trauma, and exposure and response prevention for obsessive compulsive disorder.
In my free time, I enjoy being with my family and friends, reading, cooking, and being outdoors.