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About Sarah Brokaw
Sarah Brokaw is a licensed therapist with a private practice in Beverly Hills, California where she specializes in relational dynamics. Her involvement with the wellness community is complemented by her engagement with the world at large. She is a psychotherapist and philanthropist skilled at helping people on an individual, as well as a communal basis.
Sarah’s belief that education is a lifelong pursuit within and outside the classroom, has led her to achieve some of the highest accolades in her profession. Sarah graduated from Duke University and earned a Masters in Social Work from New York University. She then received specialized training in working with families and couples from the esteemed Ackerman Institute. Her involvement with this group continued in her collaboration with the two co-directors of the Relational Trauma Project at the Ackerman Institute for Families and Couples.
Sarah finished a postgraduate program at Fielding University for Executive Coaching and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Additionally, she is a graduate of the National Institute for Psychotherapies’ one year psychoanalytic training.
Professionally, Sarah has experience as an inpatient therapist for latency aged children at Four Winds Hospital, and she conducted group therapy for individuals who either worked in the World Trade Center or lived/worked near the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks.
Four years ago, inspired by the remarkable women she has met on her journey, Sarah created a six-week series in which women of diverse backgrounds meet, share, and support each other in achieving their professional and personal goals, The common thread through all of Sarah’s work is a unique capacity for bringing individuals to a more confident expression of their authentic self and a greater understanding of themselves within a group, the findings of which are at the heart of her upcoming book, Fortytude: Making the Next Decades the Best Years of Your Life -- through the 40s, 50s, and Beyond (bought by Hyperion’s imprint, Voice).
Philanthropically, she is actively involved with the organization Women for Women International and has had the opportunity to travel to Rwanda and Bosnia where she has met the courageous women who were once socially excluded individuals but who have learned to become powerful members of the community due to their participation in the Women for Women International’s one year educational program and support from their sponsors at large.
In addition to volunteering in Rwanda and Bosnia, Sarah has volunteered for the Jenkins-Penn Haiti Relief Organization where she has counseled women in the womens' clinic and photographed the Haitian people to who have ceaselessly endured the devastating and terrible effects of natural disasters and chaotic governing political systems.
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