About Sarah Ward, LICSW, MDiv, CYT
I am a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with a lifelong passion for yoga and mindfulness practices. I received a degree in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University and a Master’s of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, where my work focused on the intersection of psychology and spirituality. I received certification as a yoga instructor from the Integral Yoga Institute, one of the oldest ashrams in the United States, and in trauma sensitive yoga from the Justice Resource Institute in Boston and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. I have been teaching yoga since 2000 and have spent the last nine years practicing psychotherapy and therapeutic yoga in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics and universities.
I believe deeply that everyone is capable of overcoming their challenges and achieving emotional well-being. Through professional experience, diverse trainings, and evidence-supported research I have found that integrating physical and spiritual practices into psychotherapy can help to achieve a more complete state of well-being than talk therapy alone.
Whole Being Psychotherapy uses holistic, evidence-based therapeutic techniques, such as psychotherapy, therapeutic yoga, and mindful self-compassion to heal emotional concerns such as anxiety, depression, identity development, and trauma.
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - MA
- Master of Science in Social Work, Advanced Clinical Practice, Columbia University, 2010
- Master of Divinity, Psychology and Religion, Union Theological Seminary, 2010
- Yoga Teacher Certification, 200-hour, Integral Yoga Institute, 2001
- Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: A Teacher’s Certification, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 2011
- Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist - Level 2, 2018