Therapist Spotlight: Sarah Matsko, LCSW, PMH-C

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Sarah Matsko is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field of mental health since 2004. She received her Master’s degree from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago and is certified in Perinatal Mental Health. Her therapeutic style is grounded in systems theory and she takes a strengths-based approach with clients, believing that each client can draw from their innate strengths to make change and meet their goals.

Sarah works at our Chicago — Northbrook office, you can read her full bio here!

To make an appointment with Sarah, please contact our intake department.

See below for more information about Sarah!

What self-care techniques or activities do you do?

My self-care includes getting enough rest, limiting social media, staying on top of my own mental health, checking in with my supportive friends and family regularly, asking for help when I need it, going to see live music, listening to good books on Audible, dancing with my kids, and I don’t over schedule myself or family.

What made you become a therapist?
Growing up I always had an interest in human behavior and was lucky enough to have supportive adults in my life who always listened to me when going through challenging times. This influence along with my desire to help people led me to social work. As I progressed in my career, I knew I wanted to focus on mental health. I’ve been a therapist now for over 14 years.


What are your specialties?

I specialize in perinatal mental health, particularly with women who are dealing with postpartum anxiety and depression or who are experiencing difficulties adjusting to motherhood.

Why do you believe that counseling can help?

Counseling can help clients feel heard, gain new perspectives, develop insight into their behaviors and thoughts, teach them new coping skills and decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Did you have a career before becoming a therapist?

Before becoming a therapist, I served in the Illinois Air National Guard for 6 years.

Why is it important to seek counseling?

It’s important to seek counseling anytime you are struggling or are going through a big life change. Life is not always easy and has many challenges and changes along the way. Counseling provides the extra support you may need.