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who we are.

mindfulSF is dedicated to supporting people with living freely in the face of stress and suffering. Our company was born on the premise that despite individual circumstances, stress and anxiety are intrinsic parts of being human. We are committed to spreading evidence-based practices in the field of mental health and wellness in order to help people live meaningful and fulfilling lives. All of the services we provide are grounded in collaboration, curiosity, and compassion.

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Sarah J. Carr, LMFT

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Master of Arts                    Clinical Psychology        Marriage and Family Therapy

Bachelor of Arts       Psychology                            Film and Media Studies


Licensed marriage and Family therapist

Sarah specializes in helping teens and adults navigate challenges that include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, body-focused repetitive behaviors (trichotillomania and skin picking), and tics. Sarah is trained in evidence-based treatments that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Sarah facilitates mindfulness trainings throughout the Bay Area and is particularly interested in sharing mindfulness practices that are easily accessible in daily life.

In addition to her work at mindfulSF, Sarah is a lead therapist at choicetherapy where she provides intensive outpatient services for OCD and anxiety. For more information about choicetherapy’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), please visit www.choicetherapy.net.

Sarah is passionate about supporting people with moving towards their goals by helping them to connect to what is most meaningful in their lives. She enjoys working with people of diverse backgrounds and gender identities. Compassion, humor, and curiosity are foundational components of Sarah’s approach.

Work Experience

mindfulSF, San Francisco, CA | Owner/LMFT

choicetherapy, San Francisco, CA| Lead Therapist for Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA| Adjunct Professor

Seneca Family of Agencies, San Francisco, CA| Therapeutic Behavioral Services Clinician

UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment  Program, Los Angeles, CA| Clinical Trainee

Ocean Park Community Center, Los Angeles, CA| Clinical Trainee

Professional Affiliations

Northern California Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Network

Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science

California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

International OCD Foundation

Recent Trainings/Certifications

ACT III - Mastering ACT, Praxis, 2019

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Bootcamp Certification, Praxis, 2018

OCD Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute Certification, IOCDF, 2018

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Qualification, Center for Mindfulness, 2017

Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Course, 2017

Trauma-Informed Mindfulness for Youth Facilitator Training, Applied Mindfulness, 2015