Sara Civetti (She/Her)

PsyD

Congratulations on taking your first step in living a life in line with your values! I look forward to traveling with you on this journey.

Clinical Psychologist in Gainesville, FL

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About My Clients

Ask yourself the last time you felt truly connected to the current moment. Most of us would admit that living in the present is a struggle. So often, we get caught up in trying to rewrite the already lived chapters in our life stories, or have a desire to over control and predict the outcome, that we lose sight of the chapter that we're currently writing. If you are willing to sit with what's happening in the "here and now", I can help you learn skills to take more effective action in your life.

My Background and Approach

I consider myself to be a “Third Wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapist” who conceptualizes from a humanistic and relational perspective to understand an individual’s unique experience. Instead of focusing strictly on challenging one’s maladaptive thought patterns and helping to “eliminate” unwanted emotions, I help clients relate differently to their internal experiences and psychological symptoms. I am more interested in helping individuals feel more at ease with both themselves and the world in which they live, leading to a more meaningful existence. I work from the perspective that experiencing both emotional and physical pain is inevitable in life; however, suffering in one’s pain can be optional if we choose to change our relationship with it. My aim in therapy is to guide individuals in learning how to cope more effectively with life’s struggles by taking a “present-focused” approach, and help them develop a repertoire of acceptance and changed based skills and strategies.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a native New Yorker who has called Gainesville, Florida my home since 2014. I am a firm believer in practicing what I preach, and make it a priority to manage my own stress and anxiety levels by engaging in daily mindfulness and meditation practice. I enjoy traveling, exercising, practicing yoga and consider myself an enthusiastic cook and baker. When I’m not working with clients, I enjoy spending quality time with friends, family, and rescue dog, Hattie. I am a lover of anything outdoors and feel a strong connection with nature, which helps me recharge and see things from a broader, more universal perspective. I am an advocate for animals and have enjoyed my time volunteering at animal shelters in the past.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 175/session

Info

3522346118 Email Sara
330 NW 76th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32607

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