Sarah Chipps, PsyD is a New York State licensed psychologist (license #020206).  She received her master's and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. Since 2008, she has had the privilege to work with people with diverse identities and histories, in a variety of settings. Prior to opening her full-time private practice, she was clinical director at Monte Nido's residential program for women with eating disorders in Irvington, NY.

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Dr. Chipps specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma. She is a regular presenter at conferences on topics such as ethnic diversity, the client/therapist relationship, and creativity in the treatment of eating disorders. Her own recovery from an eating disorder and substance dependence gives Sarah an inside perspective that helps her both support and challenge clients.

Using an integrative approach, Sarah tailors treatment to each client's unique needs and history. Modalities included in your treatment may include psychodynamic therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Somatic Experiencing ® , and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy).


Education
2012 Doctor of Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant
2009 Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant
2002 Bachelor of Arts, English - San Diego State University

Clinical Experience
2013 - Present  Private Practice
2015-2017  Clinical Director, Monte Nido River Towns - Women's Residential, Eating Disorders
2014-2015  Assistant Clinical Director, Monte Nido Manhattan - Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient, Eating Disorders
2013-2014  Primary Therapist, Monte Nido Manhattan - Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient, Eating Disorders
2012-2013  Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Nevada Reno - Counseling and Psychological Services, Eating Disorder Focus
2011-2012  Pre-doctoral Intern, University of San Francisco - Counseling and Psychological Services
2011-2012  Primary Therapist, Center for Hope of the Sierras - Residential, Women's Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient, Eating Disorders
2009-2010  Practicum Trainee, Project Pride - Women's Residential, Substance Abuse and Trauma Focus
2008-2011  Primary Therapist, Ohlhoff Recovery Programs - Men's Residential, Substance Abuse
2007-2008  Volunteer Phone Counselor, San Francisco AIDS Foundation - San Francisco, California
2007-2008  Rape Crisis Counselor, Bay Area Women Against Rape - Oakland, California

Presentations
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals - 2016 Symposium - Creativity and Neuroplasticity in Eating Disorder Treatment
Renfrew Conference 2016 - Race and Ethnicity in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals - Webinar - Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse: Treating Comorbidity
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals 2015 - Symposium - Difficult Conversations That Further Recovery
Monte Nido Manhattan - Let's Talk About Sex & Eating Disorders
Monte Nido Manhattan - Difficult Conversations - Study Group
Monte Nido Manhattan - Treating Co-Occuring EDs & Substance Abuse
Monte Nido Manhattan - From Selfie to Soulfie
Kunstraum Kruzberg Bethanien (Berlin, Germany) - Authenticity in a Counterfeit Age
University of San Francisco - DBT Theory and Technique for College Counseling Therapists - Managing the Stress Mess
University of San Francisco - Athletes and Disordered Eating
University of San Francisco - Eating Disorders and You
Ohlhoff Recovery Programs - Treating the Alcoholic Family

Publications
Chipps, S. D. (2012). African American women in Alcoholics Anonymous (dissertation). California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant, San Francisco, California.
Chipps, S. (March 2017). Listen to your body talk, artists. Artists Magazine. pp 18-21.