Sarah Randall, Psy-D.

Dr. Sarah Randall Calabasas California psychologist

Personal Exploration

“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.”

Encouragement and Support

“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.”

Specialties
Licensure and Certification
Education and Training
Professional Experience
Leadership and Activities
Publications and Presentations
Specialties

Areas of Expertise:

Perinatal 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 are 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 that encourage post-traumatic growth and wellness.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Whether you are experiencing depression, OCD, panic, or Generalized Anxiety for the first time or on an episodic basis, please know that there is hope and treatment to help you live a full life.

 

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): 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.

Licensure and Certification

PSY License # 26016

Certified Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
NeuroStar
April 2011

Education and Training

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology
2005 – 2010

California State University-Northridge
Bachelor’s degree, Psychology
2000 – 2002

Professional Experience

Psychologist 
Calabasas Behavioral Health
February 2011 – Present

Pepperdine University
Adjunct Faculty
September 2011 – 2014

Psychology Intern
VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center
August 2008 – August 2009

Extern
Harbor-UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program
August 2006 – August 2007

Leadership and Activities

The International Honor Society in Psychology American Psychological Association (APA)
Psi Chi Member

American Psychological Association (APA)
Member, 2005-present

Los Angeles Psychological Association (LACPA)
Member, 2011-present

Los Angeles CAMFT
Member and Presenter

Clinical TMS Society
Member

Publications and Presentations

Presentations:

Multidisciplinary treatment of depression using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Los Angeles County Psychological Association (with Joel Crohn, PhD), 2014