Dr. Sara Gruzlewski, Psy.D.

Dr. 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. 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.

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

Licensure
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
State of Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners

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.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that incorporates the clinical expertise of a trained psychologist and input from individuals experiencing similar, targeted life events, mental health conditions and other concerns into the therapeutic process. Group therapy may be used to address relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, problems with self-efficacy or self-esteem and/or grief.