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Let Pathstones Guide You to a Happier Life


About Sarah Matus, lcsw

I have an unrelenting passion for helping teens, families, and adults experience success. I have over 20 years of experience providing therapeutic services to families & adults in multiple settings. I focus on working with teens, families, and individuals in the greater Hartford community that are struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief and loss, ADHD, and social anxiety.

Graduating from an accredited program in clinical social work, I have a strong background working with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Practices, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT), and finally, Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I am a licensed clinical social worker who provides therapy services only, though I will happily help coordinate medication management services with the appropriate licensed physician. I meet you where you are at. Honest, real change. Stressed out persons welcome! Office hours by appointment only. Please contact me for a brief, free phone consultation.



It’s been a tough last few years and we could all certainly use a check in with ourselves. Do you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, or lost? Life has been tough with technology often overpowering everyday life, leaving families disconnected. I excel at partnering with teens, young adults, and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, & lacking motivation. Allow me to help reconnect and guide you. This journey is about helping you tell your story & reconnect with your life. It’s time to have healthier, stable relationships and feel good with who you are.

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Depression is a serious condition that requires treatment. Do not take a wait and watch approach if you suspect depression–early intervention is best. In addition to professional treatment, there are things you can do to help yourself at home.


If you feel you are struggling with anxiety that interferes with your job, your relationships, or other areas of daily functioning, it’s important to get an evaluation from a licensed mental heath practitioner. Anxiety is treatable and you can learn to cope and manage your anxiety symptoms


Trauma and PTSD

The longer we live, the more inevitable it is that we will experience trauma. Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences.


Other Specialties

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  • ADHD

  • Adoption

  • Anger Management

  • Antisocial Personality

  • Asperger's Syndrome

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

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  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Teen Violence

  • Video Game Addiction

  • Women's Issues

  • foster care & adoption, family issues

  • Impulse Control Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • Thinking Disorders

  • Sexuality

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  • Developmental Disorders

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Infidelity

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Life Transitions

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Oppositional Defiance

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Racial Identity

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

Click to download the Pathstone Counseling Policies & Procedures.

 If you suspect that someone you know is suicidal, take action right away. Call 1-800-273-TALK for 24-hour suicide prevention and help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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