Clinical Social Worker Specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma Therapy
For over a decade Sara Bisikirski, LCSW has been helping Bay Area families reconnect with their strengths and overcome suffering in their lives.
For the past six years Sara has facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups, which help clients who are struggling with severe anxiety, depression, substance abuse, impulse control issues, relationship troubles and other complex trauma reactions. Through these groups, clients learn new ways to cope and therefore transform their lives into ones worth living.
In addition to her clinical work, Sara also has a family mediation practice in which she provides families a non-adversarial alternative for resolving family law issues, such as divorce. Furthermore, Sara enjoys providing clinical supervision to graduate students and professionals working toward licensure.
Sara has works primarily with adolescents and adults, providing individual, family and group psychotherapy using an integrated approach. Originally having trained from psychodynamic and family systems perspectives, Sara also draws from frameworks including DBT, CBT and self-compassion theory.
Sara received her B.A. from Oberlin College and completed her MSW at the University of Michigan, School of Social Work.
Why Sara believes in integrated approach to mind health.
Having worked in a variety of psychiatric settings including San Francisco General Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) as well as Alameda County Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry, Sara has extensive experience in treating individuals and families impacted by severe mental illness. Her expertise also includes co-occurring disorders and she has first-hand knowledge of the ramifications of disjointed treatment and therapy.