Sarah Frost, Ph.D. 

I am a clinical psychologist who provides therapy and psychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. My psychological assessments typically address academic differences, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual giftedness, learning disorders, and personality structure. I also offer individual, family, and group therapy.  

I specialize in depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, adjustment difficulties, parent training, and issues related to trauma. I have had the opportunity to work with people in several different settings including outpatient clinics, developmental kindergarten, and inpatient hospital. 

My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, which means the focus of therapy is to improve self-awareness and understand patterns of my client’s behavior. When we look at the past, that can help us to understand the present. I respond to each client as an individual and work with clients and their families to relieve suffering. I also integrate techniques from cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies. My clients of all ages benefit from self-regulation and mindfulness techniques to relax and focus.

Perhaps you are adjusting to the transition of adulthood. I can work with you to help define your identity, build meaningful relationships, and reach goals. As a parent, you may be looking for additional resources to help manage your child’s behavior or cope with your many demands. I can help you and your child to improve their behavior and teach you strategies to better manage stressful situations.

If your child is having difficulty with schoolwork, making friends, or is having trouble adjusting to a recent change, I can provide your child with a safe space to talk. With my young clients, I use play therapy to explore a child’s inner emotional world and make connections to their daily experiences. Maybe irritability, moodiness, and changing relationships are problems for your teenager. I can help teens gain a better understanding of themselves and build interpersonal skills. 

I earned my B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Adrian College, my M.A. in Psychology at The New School for Social Research, and my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy. I completed my clinical internship at Hawthorn Center Psychiatric Hospital working with children, adolescents, and their families. My dissertation focused on the relationship between the maternal expectation of children’s achievement and children’s academic performance.


Qualifications

Education

Ph.D., University of Detroit Mercy
2018 – Clinical Psychology

M.A., The New School for Social Research
2012 – General Psychology

B.A., Adrian College
2010 – Majors: Psychology and Spanish

Professional Organizations

Member, American Psychological Association and the North Carolina Psychological Association

Experience

Psychologist, Counseling Services, Inc.
Durham, NC
January 2019 to Present

Psychology Intern, Hawthorn Center
Northville, MI 
September 2017-September 2018

Research Assistant, University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI
August 2012- September 2017

Therapist, Hawthorn Center
Northville, MI 
September 2015-April 2016

Therapist, University of Detroit Mercy Psychology Clinic
Detroit, MI
August 2013- April 2016

Milieu Therapist, Walnut Lake Developmental Kindergarten
West Bloomfield, MI
September 2014- August 2015

Assessment Consultant, University of Detroit Mercy 
Detroit, MI
August 2013-August 2015 

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CONTACT

To contact Dr. Frost call (919) 493-2674 extension 110 and leave a confidential message clearly stating your name and phone number. She will return your call as soon as possible. 

 

INSURANCE

Dr. Frost’s office bills health insurance directly for your convenience. Dr. Frost is currently in network with Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield.