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WELCOME

TO YOUR WORK...THE FIRST STEP ON YOUR JOURNEY

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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my website.  My name is Dr. Sara Cadalig, DSW, LCSW, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #73615) providing psychotherapy services to adults. My office is located in Oakland, CA. 

I have always been passionate about helping others. Over the past 21 years, I have been fortunate to work in the social work field in various settings (schools, government, non-profit, and community agencies), helping people work through obstacles that block their access to happiness, fulfillment, and success. Since 2012, I have been working in the mental health field, providing psychotherapy services to children, adults, and families. My areas of specialty are trauma, anxiety, grief, and depression. I absolutely love the work that I do! I am always amazed and inspired as I witness the transformative power of therapy. I believe that when the client is ready to embark on the journey of healing and embrace the work required, then therapy can lead to emotional reparation, personal fulfillment, and transformation

It is a great honor to join you on your journey of making change and meaning in your life. I greatly respect the therapeutic relationship and offer compassion, respect, a non-judgmental and individualized approach to therapy.  Each journey is personal and unique, so your therapy will be customized to meet your needs. I utilize diverse, evidence-based therapeutic approaches in my work and make it a priority to stay up-to-date with the current research in the field to ensure that I am providing quality service to meet the needs of my clients. My therapeutic style can be best described as empathetic, interactive, infusing scientific knowledge, curiosity, and clinical intuition.

When faced with challenging situations, possibilities are sometimes difficult to notice. Through our work together, I will assist you in remembering and augmenting your inner resources to help facilitate a pathway for you to see solutions and possibilities.  You deserve to thrive, and I would be honored to work in collaboration with you on your journey of healing and to discover your full potential. Therapy opens the window of possibilities, and I will work with you to achieve your goals. You are not alone. 

Choosing therapy is both courageous and vulnerable. I am always in awe by our innate resources of strength and healing present in all of us.  I bring a deep understanding and respect for those inner resources to my work.  I believe that therapy is a collaborative process offering empathy, support, and guidance and invites you to discover and move toward the changes you desire in your life. 

I believe that everyone has the strength to face and overcome any issue. Therefore, it is my sincere hope that you achieve relief, gain greater insight, and become more attuned to your authentic self so you can fulfill your goals, reach your full potential and work towards gradual restoration and healing.