Sara M. Shane, Psy.D., LPC, is a licensed clinical psychologist with advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and neuropsychology. Additionally, Dr. Shane is also a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Dr. Shane is often asked how CBT is different from other therapies. “I practice CBT which is a talk based therapy focused on understanding the connection between one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I feel strongly about this type of therapy because if patients can change their perspective on situations that are causing distress, then they would feel better and make better choices in their behaviors. Through CBT we work on building skills that can generalize to the real world.”
In addition to providing CBT services, Dr. Shane conducts neuropsychological and biopsychosocial evaluations. Working with children, adolescents and adults, Dr. Shane specializes in evaluating and treating ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders.
“What I enjoy most about my job is the ability to make meaningful connections with my clients so that I am able to provide the best support and guidance in helping them reach their fullest potential,” Dr. Shane shares. “It truly is an amazing experience to witness a client making powerful changes in their lives to transform into their best self.”
Dr. Shane often refers to herself as “Dr. Sparkles” because she believes everything is better with some sparkle!
With a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Shane has ten years of experience in the field of behavioral/mental health. She completed her Pre-Doctoral practicum training at Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital, where she provided psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults in an acute inpatient setting. Dr. Shane completed her Pre-Doctoral internship at the Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH). As an intern, she completed Comprehensive Neuropsychological assessments and provided cognitive behavioral therapy services to children and their families.