Sarah Kertz, Ph.D.

Sarah Kertz, Ph.D.

I chose a career in this field because it allows me to make a contribution at multiple levels. As a professor and someone with a private practice, I have the opportunity to teach, provide supervision, conduct research, and work with therapy clients. I enjoy contributing to the science while also sharing that knowledge with students and supervisees, and applying it in my own clinical work.

I was very lucky to have supportive, challenging, and knowledgeable supervisors during my training. I enjoy being helpful, improving the skill sets and confidence of my trainees, and making sure that clients get the best possible treatment. I really enjoy providing supervision!

I hope new professionals can develop competence, confidence, and ongoing senses of curiosity. Learning never ends—our understanding of ourselves, our clients, and what works is an unfolding process.

WORDS I LIVE BY:
"Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien

LICENSURE INFORMATION:
Type: Ph.D.
State: Illinois, Missouri
Numbers: 
IL #: 071008598
MO #: 2017017723
Year of Licensure: 2012

SUPERVISION CREDENTIALS:
Meets State Requirements

ALMA MATERS:
  • Truman State University:  BA
  • University of Louisville:  Ph.D.
    AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
    • Generalized Anxiety
    • Social Anxiety
    • Panic Disorder
    • Depression
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Worry

    PREFERRED MODALITIES:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Mindfulness