Hi, I’m Sarah

I believe that education is a lifelong pursuit that occurs in and outside the classroom. I graduated from Duke University, earned a Masters in Social Work from New York University, and received my License in Clinical Social Work in both New York and California. But I didn’t stop there. I also received specialized training in working with families and couples from the esteemed Ackerman Institute, and finished a postgraduate program at Fielding University for Executive Coaching. Additionally, I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and have completed the National Institute for Psychotherapies psychoanalytic training. I also recently completed Levels 1, 2, and 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as specialized instruction in TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model), a mind-body approach for treating affairs and trauma. 

My professional experience includes therapy for latency-aged children at Four Winds Hospital and group therapy for individuals who either worked in the World Trade Center or were nearby during the 9/11 attacks. 

Inspired by the remarkable women I met while researching Fortytude, I launched a discussion series called Wise Women of LA in which women of diverse backgrounds could meet, share and support each other in achieving their professional and personal goals. Of course, women don’t have a monopoly on hard-won wisdom. So recently, I created a podcast series called Shared Secrets in which men and women with wisdom to share graciously let us in on their secrets. I hope these enlightening discussions empower you to share your own secret wisdom. 

My work to help men and women harness their internal power and pursue their goals continues in my volunteer work, which has taken me to locations including Rwanda, Bosnia and Haiti. I serve on the board of Equality Now, an organization whose aim is to end violence and discrimination against women around the world.