Sarah Nicholson, LMFT

Psychotherapist
Conejo Valley

I believe that change is possible for anyone who wants it. It is my passion to help you on your journey to a joyful and satisfying life. I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2004 and became licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist in 2009. I use this clinical experience together with my personal and intuitive knowledge to guide me. This includes using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, somatic methods, mindfulness, meditation, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and assertiveness training to name but a few, all of which treat eating disorders, as well as addiction, depression and anxiety, often coexisting. I also find it is important to raise awareness of the negative cultural messages that support this devastating illness. We all need to learn how to manage our social media use and media exposure in general to put it to positive use in our lives, versus support any negative, judgmental views we may have developed. 

If you have an eating disorder I know you and your family are suffering deeply. I have 14 years of experience treating eating disorders in both residential and outpatient programs. This gives me an in-depth understanding of the unmet emotional and sometimes spiritual needs underlying eating disorders. My job is to explore with you how we can satisfy your needs for safety, comfort, control, distraction, attention, boundaries and more without turning to food, starvation or your body. I am used to working in a treatment team and find the most effective treatment utilizes family and group support, a registered dietician, a physician, and a psychiatrist. However I am always willing to work at your pace to develop the right team for you and your family on a gradual basis.

My personal journey includes years in the 12-step program and therapy that together have helped me transform my life into one I love. Although I may use 12 step ideas in my work they are an addition rather than the core of my work.

 

 

Addresses:
2660 Townsgate Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Phone: 805-551-9165

Email | Website

Accepted Insurance: I don't bill insurance

I believe that change is possible for anyone who wants it. It is my passion to help you on your journey to a joyful and satisfying life. I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2004 and became licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist in 2009. I use this clinical experience together with my personal and intuitive knowledge to guide me. This includes using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, somatic methods, mindfulness, meditation, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and assertiveness training to name but a few, all of which treat eating disorders, as well as addiction, depression and anxiety, often coexisting. I also find it is important to raise awareness of the negative cultural messages that support this devastating illness. We all need to learn how to manage our social media use and media exposure in general to put it to positive use in our lives, versus support any negative, judgmental views we may have developed. 

If you have an eating disorder I know you and your family are suffering deeply. I have 14 years of experience treating eating disorders in both residential and outpatient programs. This gives me an in-depth understanding of the unmet emotional and sometimes spiritual needs underlying eating disorders. My job is to explore with you how we can satisfy your needs for safety, comfort, control, distraction, attention, boundaries and more without turning to food, starvation or your body. I am used to working in a treatment team and find the most effective treatment utilizes family and group support, a registered dietician, a physician, and a psychiatrist. However I am always willing to work at your pace to develop the right team for you and your family on a gradual basis.

My personal journey includes years in the 12-step program and therapy that together have helped me transform my life into one I love. Although I may use 12 step ideas in my work they are an addition rather than the core of my work.