Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith, MA

Therapy Clinical Intern • River North

Now offering online video visits for patients

(312) 754-9404

1 E Superior St #306, Chicago, IL 60611


Every person deserves to feel heard and understood. Through compassionate and empathic listening, I strive to build healthy relationships with you, highlight your strengths, and collaborate to move you closer to living an authentic value-driven life.

I am a fourth-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. I graduated from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. I have clinical experience supporting children, adolescents, and adults in moments of crisis, trauma, and adjustment issues. I also have experience working with clients with a range of LGBTQIA+, ethnic and racial identities. I have worked clinically in both correctional and inpatient settings and have seen how certain systems can be detrimental to families and individuals.

I have an interest in working with clients who are seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, life transitions, identity development, gender-affirming care, and relationship difficulties. I am poly- and kink-affirming, as well as affirming of religious/spiritual experiences, whether positive or traumatic.

My approach to therapy is first and foremost relational. I strive to establish a nonjudgmental empathic space in which we can work together as not just client and therapist but as a team. I view the client as the best expert on their own experiences and I am a guide to help assist them on their path of empowerment through life. I typically utilize an integrative approach that incorporates a variety of evidence-based strategies. I apply solution-focused, strengths perspectives, CBT, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing to equip you with confidence and strength.

In-network insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay


    Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • DBT/CBT • Depression • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • LGBTQIA+ • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts

Education and training

  • Adler University, Doctorate of Psychology

Languages spoken

  • English


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