About Dr. Randall
“My foremost priority is to provide a caring, respectful response to my clients’ emotional and psychological needs so that honest personal exploration can take place. You will also find that I rely greatly on the curative power of humor and hope…levity helps greatly in the healing process. I will be there to provide encouragement, sincere feedback, and to support you in change with an individualized plan. Once the source of suffering is clearly seen, discussed openly, and solutions are generated, joy and personal growth have the opportunity to return.”
Sarah Randall, Psy.D. (PSY 26016) completed both her master’s and doctorate training at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology – an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited institution, where she is also an adjunct professor.
Areas of Expertise:
- Peripartum Mental Health: postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum PTSD, baby blues, and miscarriage (loss and grief). Mothers and fathers suffer differently and both deserve compassion and help . Nursing and pumping is welcomed!
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Every life includes tragedy, and some tragedies are traumatic, making it difficult to process and move on. PTSD can be treated and recovered from using specialized, evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
- Drug and Alcohol Recovery: I provide outpatient therapy for people maintaining sobriety from alcohol and other drugs/substances. I am familiar with both 12-Step and non-12-Step approaches.
Specialized Therapeutic Techniques:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a collaborative and structured form of therapy aimed at identifying and decreasing unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and working to build alternative skills and coping strategies.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Pronounced as the word, “act,” ACT is a collaborative therapeutic intervention that helps patients live more meaningfully in the present, having greater freedom to enjoy what they value, and to suffer less when experiencing uncomfortable emotions.
- Exposure Therapies: Exposure therapies help people recover through systematically facing their fears and developing counteractive relaxation techniques and coping skills.
In addition to these specialized areas, Dr. Randall also successfully treats depression and other mood disorders, relational co-dependence, anxiety disorders, phase of life transitions, marital problems, self-esteem problems, and academic and career frustrations.