Sarah Jane is a licensed independent clinical social worker with extensive experience providing individual and family therapy for youth and families presenting with co-occurring problems and long-term distress. She integrates evidence-based treatment with a relationally oriented and authentic approach. Sarah Jane has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, evidence based trauma therapy approaches, and the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency model of care. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher and has experience integrating yoga into therapy practice. Sarah Jane graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2003 where she engaged in research projects exploring traumatic grief in children with parental loss, disrupted emotion perception and trauma, and conducted structured interviews across multiple states with adolescents with problematic sexual behaviors.
Sarah Jane has worked in multiple settings including outpatient settings, residential schools, and was most recently a Clinical Director of the UMASS Medical School Adolescent Continuing Care Units where she worked for over 10 years. As a clinician and clinical supervisor on the Adolescent Continuing Care Unit, she provided intensive treatment for youth with complex emotional and behavioral difficulties that required longer term hospitalization. She has extensive experience providing treatment for youth and families with histories of multiple forms of trauma, chronic suicidality, atypical self-harm, major mental illness, and complex family dynamics. She has a special interest in walking alongside parents as they navigate parenting challenges and collaboration with providers, including a publication educating psychopharmacologists around the integration of family therapy approaches in medication management.
Sarah Jane has a subspecialty providing treatment for children and adolescents presenting with problematic sexual behavior and is a clinical member of the Association of the Treatment for Sexual Abusers. Sarah Jane was a clinician at Stetson School for six years providing individual, family, and group therapy for youth with sexual behavior problems. She has published, presented, and provides consultation with a special interest in the relationship between multiple forms of abuse and subsequent problematic sexual behavior. Sarah Jane is committed to implementing best practices to treat youth and families impacted by problematic sexual behavior with compassion and clarity.