Sarah Thompson, M.A.

Sarah Thompson, M.A.

Sarah Thompson, M.A. (she/her) is an Advanced Masters Clinician at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD and a Certified School Counselor. Sarah has been working with children and adolescence for nearly 20 years. She is skilled at treating generalized anxiety, school refusal, selective mutism, OCD, phobias, separation anxiety, social anxiety, low self-esteem, ADHD, giftedness, depression, trauma and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Sarah has extensive expertise in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques including exposure therapy, cognitive restructuring, behavioral activation, social skills, problem-solving skills, mindfulness techniques and executive functioning skills.

Given her nearly two decades of clinical experience, Sarah is exceptionally skilled in supporting children through various family adjustments such as divorce, medical issues, and navigating blended families. She is adept at supporting children with academic, social, and emotional concerns. Sarah takes a holistic approach when treating clients and believes in the importance of involving parents/caretakers as integral members in the therapeutic process.

Sarah has great success in quickly connecting with children and teens given her lighthearted, genuine and highly relatable style. She is skilled at motivating clients to engage in the therapeutic process. She believes the most important part of the therapeutic process is to create a powerful environment of connection and trust. Sarah is especially adept at tailoring treatment to meet her clients’ personal needs and interests and is astutely able to meet children, adolescents and young adults where they are at in the therapeutic process. Sarah is a proud ‘boy mom’ to two sons and loves family time, crafting, reading, traveling, and running.


  • K-12 School Counseling Certification/ NBC Certification Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Post Masters work in Developmental Psychology, University of Phoenix,
  • M.A. in Science in Counselor Education, Duquesne, Pittsburgh, PA
  • B.S. in Psychology/Communications, University of Pittsburgh, PA