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About Sarah Weinstein

















I am an Executive Consultant and a Licensed Psychotherapist (CA LMFT #90123) who specializes in working with lawyers, legal professionals, medical doctors, and other individuals in high-pressure careers.  Before opening my private counseling office, I practiced law for many years in large, corporate firms in New York City and San Francisco.  I also clerked for judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Northern District of California.  

While I thrived on the intellectual challenge of the legal profession and enjoyed many aspects of the practice of law, ultimately I felt I could make a more unique contribution by helping my colleagues on a more personal level. My experience as a lawyer makes me keenly attuned to the day-to-day emotional life of professionals, including life away from work.  I have a particular interest in supporting those struggling with high levels of stress, self-confidence, burnout, workplace organizational challenges, anxiety, depression, relationship strain, parenting, divorce, blended families, and trauma.   


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, California, Two-Year Post-Graduate Advanced Clinical Training Program

The Wright Institute, Berkeley, California, M.A., Counseling Psychology

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Hastings Law Journal

Bryn Mawr College, A.B., Sociology, cum laude


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 
First External Director & Blog Editor, Stanford Law School Wellness Project
 
Founded, Co-Hosted & Produced the WellnessCast, a monthly podcast about wellness and mental health in the legal profession created for the Stanford Law School Wellness Project
 
California and New York Bar Associations. Admitted to practice law in California and New York. 

Board of Directors, Leadership Development Committee, The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, California

American Bar Association, Law Practice Division  
 
Alumnae Admissions Representative, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 
 
 
Success does not come through grades, degrees, or distinctions.  It comes through experiences that expand your belief in what is possible.  Unknown Author