Sara Battista, LCPC, LPC
I help clients celebrate the imperfections that make them different.
I am a Licensed Counselor in Maryland and DC. I have expertise in the treatment of eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety—with a special interest in working with young adults. I am experienced in addressing anxiety and depression that so commonly accompany life changes, as well as helping clients navigate the stressors of day-to-day life. I empower clients to make choices consistent with a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Some of my other areas of interest include sleep disturbances, workplace stress, gender-affirmative care, and self-esteem. My counseling style is flexible, allowing me to tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual client. My integrative approach includes elements of evidence-based practices, such as Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), combined with positive psychology and alternative interventions (primarily mindfulness and meditation). I celebrate body diversity and am a Health at Every Size® informed clinician.
Most importantly, I help clients embrace their authentic selves (unapologetically).
I received my BA in Psychology from Elon University and earned my Master's in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. I work with adolescent and adult clients of all genders with eating disorders and comorbid diagnoses, including anxiety, adjustment issues, ADHD and bipolar disorder. I have worked in two eating disorder treatment facilities and am passionate about continuing my work with the ED population in an outpatient setting.
Interview with WJLA for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week!