About Dr. Sara A. Hosn

Certifications and Credentials

About Me

Sara A. Hosn, PsyD, ABPP

Dr. Sara A. Hosn is a New York and Florida state licensed clinical psychologist specialized in the treatment of adolescent and adult survivors of trauma, chronic adversity, and significant life stressors. She attained her Masters of Science and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She later went on to complete board certification in the subspecialty of clinical psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. She pursued her clinical internship through the Department of Veteran Affairs at the Hudson Valley VA hospital in New York. She also completed her postdoctoral fellowship in a private hospital specialized in the treatment of dual diagnosis, mostly mood and anxiety disorders with comorbid substance use disorders. 


Dr. Sara A. Hosn works with adolescents, adults, and seniors in individual, group, and family therapy. She is specialized in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, life adjustment difficulties, substance use disorders, dissociation and other trauma-related conditions. Dr. Sara A. Hosn is a firm believer in the importance of the human connection in psychotherapy and building a treatment alliance that transcends dependency and fosters change and growth. Though rooted in humanistic and person-centered treatment approaches, Dr. Sara A. Hosn has also received extensive training in several Evidence-Based Treatments. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has received the Linehan Board of Certification DBT certification credential (DBT-LBC). In addition, she has served on a couple of B-TECH intensively trained DBT consultation teams; she was a member of the Hudson Valley VA Medical Center consultation team and she is currently on the South Florida DBT Consortium consultation team. Moreover, she is a certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD


Dr. Hosn is the founder and clinical director of DBT Center of South Florida. She is also the cofounder of the multisite initiative known as South Florida DBT Consortium. A program dedicated to elevating the practice and dissemination of adherent Dialectical Behavior Therapy that follows the Linehan model.


Dr. Sara A. Hosn currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor at Lynn University in Boca Raton where she teaches in the graduate counseling psychology program. Dr. Sara A. Hosn has lectured and presented nationally and internationally on topics of cross cultural clinical psychology, comparative effectiveness of PTSD treatments, the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the treatment of Complex-PTSD and Dissociative disorders, and the treatment of survivors in emergency mental health settings. She has served on the Leadership Committee of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) for numerous years and is currently the Distance Learning Committee Chair of ISTSS.

Services

Clinical Services

Individual Therapy 

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Consultation

Clinical Supervision

Online Counseling / Tele-Therapy

Psychological Evaluation & Testing


Mental Health Specialist in West Palm Beach Board Certified Clinical Psychologist in Boca Raton



Types of Psychotherapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Client Concerns

  • Post Traumatic Stress 
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Drug and Alcohol Use disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues