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Sarah De La Cerda, LCSW
My goal is to help you reconnect with your authentic self, strengths and values using warmth, gentle humor, and culturally responsive and collaborative care.

Our Team

Sarah De La Cerda, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Gottman method couples therapy, Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My experience is working with diverse populations including Latina/o/x, Chicana/o/x, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I have supported people with various issues including, with anxiety, depression, caregiver stress, relational issues, social/racial identity, dealing with health conditions, struggling with sleep, the elderly, peripartum and postpartum parents, healthcare workers experiencing burnout. I am passionate about helping individuals transition from thriving to surviving.

I believe we all have an inner wisdom that can sometimes become overshadowed by stressors and difficult experiences. My goal is to help you reconnect with your authentic self, strengths and values using warmth, gentle humor, and culturally responsive and collaborative care.

Education

MSW - Social Work, University of California Berkeley

License Number and State

CA 65850

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Being a therapist allows me to be curious and compassionate at the same time. I have been curious about the human experience which includes behavior, feelings, interactions since I was little. The mental health field has helped me build an understand certain parts of the human experience, including suffering, and as a therapist I can share that knowledge with care and compassion with others.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and dog, going on walks, dancing, visiting new places around California and the world.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Spend time outside in nature.

Do you have any pets?

I have a 10 year old pointer lab mix who my family adopted 3 years ago. He is is such a cuddler and loves being tucked in at night and is happiest when he has a soft pillow and warm blanket to snuggle with.