Training And experience
Dr. Sarah Etu completed her Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology at American University in Washington, D.C. and her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Virginia. She has experience working in college counseling centers, inpatient treatment facilities, research hospitals and clinics, and private practice. She has taught undergraduate psychology courses and provided a variety of community outreach programs and courses.
Some of these experiences include working and training at Columbia University’s Eating Disorder Research Unit, as well as at George Mason University, American University, and Georgetown University’s counseling centers. She also worked as a group therapist for the Unit on Growth and Obesity at NIH/NICHD. Sarah has lived and worked in Fredericksburg, VA since 2011. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia.
Dr. Etu works with adolescents and adults, who present with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, and relationship issues. She has specialized training and experience in eating disorders and body image concerns. Dr. Etu often works in collaboration with other health professionals and schools to facilitate improved care and support for her clients.
Dr. Etu uses an integrative approach to therapy, using different empirically-supported techniques and theories to best meet the individual client’s unique needs. She strives to provide tools to help the individual feel better, challenge and change patterns, and encourage deeper insight, understanding, and exploration. She aims to provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment and an interactive, collaborative therapy relationship, in which she and the client work together to achieve the individual’s goals.