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Sari Meltzer, LCSW-C


Clinical Therapist

Sari Meltzer, LLC
Washington, D.C.,
United States

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Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- Eating Disorders
- Anxiety
- Depression
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Age Groups Served:
- Teens (13-18 years old)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

I tailor care to the individual needs of my clients. My general approach is to start each session by asking how you are doing, how your week was, and if there is anything on your mind you want to talk about. From there, we will explore and challenge difficult experiences, feelings, and behaviors that may be getting in the way of your goals. I teach my clients skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My view is that all people will be their healthiest self when they are listening to their bodies needs and respecting their body. In being a HAES provider, I believe that every person's body has its natural set-point range based on their genetics and that accepting this natural body is where individuals will find their greatest health status. When we try to fight against this natural body through dieting and overexercising we actually create health issues. It is infuriating how much unnecessary harm our society has caused with weight bias. I work with clients on accepting and trusting their bodies, coping with weight stigma, and learning how to get mad at diet culture instead of themselves. I believe the foundation to all therapeutic healing is a strong, trusting relationship between the therapist and client. I build empathic connections with my clients and I am passionate about supporting individuals throughout their journeys of healing.

About Me & My Practice

I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in providing support to individuals with eating disorders, disordered eating, and those who want to improve their relationship with food and their body. I have extensive experience working with these clients at different levels of care, including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient. While challenges with food and body may be what brings a client to see me, I know that these struggles do not exist in a vacuum. This is why I take a holistic approach and support my clients in exploring and learning ways to cope with anxiety, depression, relational conflict, trauma symptoms and other life challenges. I work with clients of all sizes and believe all of my clients can obtain their maximum health through learning to listen to their body, respect their body, and set aside societal beliefs about weight, beauty and health. I have been practicing from a Health at Every Size lens prior to even learning that language. I was introduced to the language of HAES in 2019 and it gave me a movement to join that fit what I was already believing and practicing. I fight for fair treatment for individuals in larger bodies through my daily work as a therapist and through educating those around me.

Accessibility Considerations

I work virtually 3 days a week and offer in-person 1 day a week. I rent the in-person space from another therapist and I did not have a choice in the furniture. The in-person office has one bench in the waiting room and the other seats are more restrictive. The office has a couch for the client to sit on. The office owners did not have the exact information for the couch, but from looking at the furniture company this is the information they believe to be true: The three seater couch holds up to 300lbs per seat.

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