Sarah Mandel. PsyD., Clinical Psychology




Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Institute for Behavior Therapy

Description of Practice/Services Offered

Dr. Sarah Mandel is a clinical psychologist who specializes in maternal mental health. She provides cognitive-behavioral therapy to individuals and couples who are seeking to conceive, are currently pregnant, postpartum, have experienced pregnancy loss, or stressful birth experience. With care and expertise in research-supported psychotherapy approaches, Dr. Mandel helps to improve functioning and reduce distress in her clients’ lives. 
Dr. Mandel provides psychotherapy with clients of all backgrounds. She is an LGBT-affirmative therapist and celebrates the many ways in which one can create a family. The goal with all of her clients is to understand each unique individual or couple and provide treatment that is respectful, culturally congruent, effective, and empowering. 

Areas of Specialty

- Deciding whether to become a parent 
- Infertility 
- Pregnancy and postpartum anxiety 
- Pregnancy and postpartum depression 
- Grief and trauma related to significant losses, such as miscarriage, pregnancy termination, stillbirth, or stressful birth experience 
- Concerns regarding bonding and attachment with your child 
- Navigating work and family life-balance 
- Relationship concerns 
- Parenting strategies 

Professional Education

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology: Rutgers University, 2015
Pre-Doctoral Internship: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 2015
Psy.M., Clinical Psychology: Rutgers University, 2012
Post-Baccalaureate Psychology Certificate Program: Columbia University, 2009
B.A., Studio Arts: Bard College, 2003


Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (sponsored by Postpartum Support International)
Bereavement Training: Perinatal Death (sponsored by Resolve Through Sharing)
Postgraduate Postpartum Depression Training (sponsored by Postpartum Stress Center)


GSAPP Scholar Award


Mandel, S.H. (2014). Targeting sexual stigma: The hybrid case study of “Adam.” Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 10(2), 48-105.
Mandel, S.H. (2014). The case of “Adam”: Reflections and future directions. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 10(2), 146-154.
_ Contact_____________________________________________________________________
Institute for Behavior Therapy
20 East 49th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212 653 0075 FAX 212 692 9305
Appointment Scheduling:  To schedule an appointment, please call (212) 653-0075.
Insurances Accepted: Out-of-network