Sara Kaplan

Sara Kaplan joined Columbia Health in 2022. Prior to joining Counseling and Psychological Services, she completed her pre-doctoral internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Throughout her clinical training, Sara gained clinical experience through clinical externships at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, Bellevue Hospital Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and Long Island University’s Psychological Services Center.

Clinically, Sara works primarily from a relational psychodynamic perspective, and she believes that the trust and safety of the therapeutic relationship is essential for therapy to be successful. Sara also has received training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based approaches to treatment. She believes that flexibility is key in therapy and works to individualize treatment to fit each of her patient’s unique needs. Sara is interested in helping students navigate a variety of issues, including those related to identity and self-esteem, disordered eating and body image difficulties, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, and trauma.


  • Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from LIU Brooklyn
  • M.S. in Neuroscience from Tulane University
  • B.S. in Psychology from Tulane University

Professional Experience:

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: Columbia University, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Pre-doctoral Clinical Internship: Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Pre-Doctoral Clinical Externship: NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
  • Predoctoral Clinical Externship: Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Predoctoral Clinical Externship: Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Predoctoral Clinical Externship: LIU Brooklyn Psychological Services Center

Awards and Honors:

  • LIU Brooklyn Dissertation Award


  • American Psychological Association
  • Division 39 (Psychoanalysis, Division of the American Psychological Association)

Languages Spoken:

  • English