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Sarah Chickering, Ph.D

Sarah Chickering, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and earned her doctorate from Seattle Pacific University. She specializes in individual psychotherapy and has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of several mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, spiritual struggles, women’s issues, and bereavement. She has expertise in assisting others to heal from loss with particular strengths in working with clients who have traumatic grief, such as losing a loved one to suicide, violent deaths, and miscarriage.

Dr. Chickering’s background includes working in student counseling centers, community mental health agencies, and employment conducting neuropsychological evaluations for mild brain injury and learning disability/ADHD concerns. Dr. Chickering strives to provide clients with compassionate care and implementing well researched intervention. She employs cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in her psychotherapy treatment. Dr. Chickering is an empathetic and effective therapist that collaborates with her clients to work through problems.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Chickering researches and presents on topics such as forgiveness, religious doubt, and spiritual suffering. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

Dr. Chickering works Monday-Thursday and sees clients in person and over telehealth.


Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University

License & Memberships

Washington State Psychologist  (License # PY 3891).
Member of the American Psychological Association, and Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

Preferred Insurance Provider for:

  • Regence or Regence Blue Shield, Uniform Medical Plan
  • Premera or Premera Blue Cross, Lifewise, Federal Employee Program
  • Kaiser Permanente Options and PPO (not HMO)
  • First Choice and associates(usually says first choice somewhere on card) such as Carpenters Trust, Cement Masons,Teamsters…
  • Aetna

Please also refer to our Rates and Insurance page for more detailed information.