Dr. Sara Gruzlewski, Psy.D., Psychologist, Chief Postdoctoral Supervisor

Dr. Sara Gruzlewski specializes in the cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. She has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with body image concerns and disordered eating patterns, as well as trauma related disorders. She is skilled in peak performance interventions – maximizing personal success in athletic, academic, and career goals. Dr. Sara Gruzlewski creates a warm, validating therapeutic relationship with clients and works collaboratively, utilizing empirically supported interventions, to achieve treatment goals. She is also available to provide outreach workshop presentations and programs to the community, upon request.

Professional Credentials

Undergraduate Education
Marquette University, B.A. Psychology, B.A. Criminology and Law

Graduate Education
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

PsyD Clinical Psychology
Internship / Residency
Northwestern University Doctoral Internship
Northwestern University Post-Doctoral Fellowship

State of Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners
New York State Office of the Professions

Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association
Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Individual Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is an integrative approach to mental health treatment which is rooted in the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client. Otherwise referred to as talk therapy, psychotherapy allows for an open, supportive dialogue focused on identifying and changing thought patterns/behaviors that may be affecting one’s mental wellness.

Sports Psychology

Sports psychology is an interdisciplinary science that studies how performance is affected by psychological factors and how these factors are affected by the participation in sports. Sport psychologists focus on providing skills and resources to help athletes overcome obstacles that impede their performance by applying psychological concepts that facilitate peak sport performance.