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Staff Therapist
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
I Treat
10-15 Years Old
15-20 Years Old
Young Adult
Issues I Treat
Emotion Regulation Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Eating Disorders
College (Transition to)
Anxiety Disorders
Personality Disorders
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Parenting Issues
Child Abuse
Child Behavioral Problems
Child-Parent Attachment Issues
Life Stage Transitions
Substance Abuse
School Stress
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies

Dr. Sara Taxman is a clinical psychologist and staff therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, where she is completing her post-doctoral fellowship. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed her American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited pre-doctoral residency at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital with a focus in children, adolescents, and family. Dr. Taxman has extensive experience with youth and families across multiple treatment settings including therapeutic day and boarding schools, residential treatment centers, outpatient psychiatric clinics, and inpatient psychiatric hospitals.

Dr. Taxman’s clinical practice at The Family Institute focuses on working with clinically and culturally diverse youth and families with emotion regulation difficulties, eating disorders, trauma, addiction, suicidality, and self-injurious behaviors. She has comprehensive training and experience using numerous evidence-based therapies, including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

American Psychological Association (APA), Graduate Student Affiliate

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA DIV53), Student Member

Illinois Psychological Association, Graduate Student Member

Association for Women in Psychology, Student Member

Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay