Sarah H. Mandel

Psychologist, Psy.D.

Contact Info



  • Psychologist
    New York


20 E 49th St, 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10017
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Telephone: 212-653-0075


Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Institute for Behavior Therapy

Description of Practice/Services Offered

Dr. Sarah Mandel is a clinical psychologist who specializes in maternal mental health. She provides cognitive-behavioral therapy to individuals and couples who are seeking to conceive, are currently pregnant, postpartum, have experienced pregnancy loss, or stressful birth experience. With care and expertise in research-supported psychotherapy approaches, Dr. Mandel helps to improve functioning and reduce distress in her clients’ lives. 

Dr. Mandel provides psychotherapy with clients of all backgrounds. She is an LGBT-affirmative therapist and celebrates the many ways in which one can create a family. The goal with all of her clients is to understand each unique individual or couple and provide treatment that is respectful, culturally congruent, effective, and empowering. 

Areas of Specialty

  • Deciding whether to become a parent
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy and postpartum anxiety
  • Pregnancy and postpartum depression
  • Grief and trauma related to significant losses, such as miscarriage, pregnancy termination, stillbirth, or stressful birth experience
  • Concerns regarding bonding and attachment with your child
  • Navigating work and family life-balance
  • Relationship concerns
  • Parenting strategies

Professional Education

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology: Rutgers University, 2015

Pre-Doctoral Internship: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 2015

Psy.M., Clinical Psychology: Rutgers University, 2012

Post-Baccalaureate Psychology Certificate Program: Columbia University, 2009

B.A., Studio Arts: Bard College, 2003


Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (sponsored by Postpartum Support International)

Bereavement Training: Perinatal Death (sponsored by Resolve Through Sharing)

Postgraduate Postpartum Depression Training (sponsored by Postpartum Stress Center) 


GSAPP Scholar Award


Mandel, S.H. (2014). Targeting sexual stigma: The hybrid case study of “Adam.” Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 10(2), 48-105.

Mandel, S.H. (2014). The case of “Adam”: Reflections and future directions. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 10(2), 146-154.


  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Relational

Age Groups

  • Adults