Sara Ellison, LCSW

License Type: LCSWLicense #: 77378License Issued: 2017Graduate School: State University of New York at BuffaloLocation: PetalumaEmail:

About Sara Ellison

I am a  Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families.  The modalities I use include psychodynamic and analytic therapies,  cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and Gestalt work.  I am also a certified EMDR practitioner.

I have experience successfully treating anxiety, depression, mood and eating disorders as well as grief counseling and helping clients explore spiritual growth. My work also includes helping heal trauma.  I am skilled in transgender and LGBTQ issues.  I enjoy working with individuals and families.
My model of therapy operates from the assumption that some deep part of you stays intact through all the hurts, challenges and setbacks that life presents. My approach will help you contact this place of wholeness, presence, love and abiding happiness and access your own inner resources for healing.


  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Anxiety, Panic, or Phobias
  • Chronic illness/pain management
  • DBT
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Infertility
  • Issues of Grief/Loss
  • Panic/Phobia
  • Sexual/Physical Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues