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Dr. Sarah Kertz, PhD


Specializations: Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Women
Treatment Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention
Fee Scale: $150 per session
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem; Blue Cross Blue Shield; Out-of-Network

About Sarah’s Practice:

Did you know that women are twice as likely as men to have an anxiety disorder? Although we don’t know why for sure, it’s easy to see that the expectations women deal with today are overwhelming: academic and job achievement, relationships, parenting, housework, planning activities, staying organized, comparisons on social media! It makes perfect sense why we’re living in the age of anxiety.

I’m here to help. When anxiety starts to take over, many people feel stuck and overwhelmed. Relationships might suffer because anxiety makes us irritable, restless, and distracted. Maybe you fee like you just can’t relax or you’re having trouble sleeping.

 We’ll dive in together to understand how your anxiety works for you. I know a lot about anxiety but you’re the expert on you. We’ll work as a team to map out what your anxiety looks like, how it’s getting in the way, and develop an action-oriented treatment plan based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Feel free to give me a call or send an email to set up a free 15-minute consultation to see if we’re a good fit.


I earned my PhD in clinical psychology in 2011 at the University of Louisville. I then completed my predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. I have been on faculty at SIU-Carbondale for seven years where I teach CBT and supervise the clinical work of the doctoral students in the Clinical Psychology Program. I have published over 35 peer-reviewed journal articles on anxiety and depression and have over 100 conference presentations. I am also co-Director of Research at the Houston OCD Program.

Contact Sarah:  

[p] 314.462.2965