Sara Gottfried, Social Worker (Pre-Licensed) in Massachusetts

Sara Gottfried, LCSW

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I am an experienced child, adolescent, and family social worker who is dedicated to helping children and families cope with anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Sara Gottfried, a graduate of Bridgewater State University and Boston University, is a practicing social worker, with diverse experience in a variety of settings, including group homes, residential programs, schools, inpatient and outpatient settings, and the Department of Children and Families. She has a passion for working with children and families and utilizes an empathetic, strengths-based and trauma-focused approach. Sara uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy to meet clients where they are to make sustainable and empowering changes.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy

Fees & Insurance

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Cash, Check, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Social Worker (Pre-Licensed)
Professional Certification(s)
Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents
Evergreen Certifications
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Beck Institute
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Boston University
Masters of Social Work
Bridgewater State University
Bachelor of Science