I have a background in literature and creative writing, and prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked as an editorial assistant, a writing coach, and an adult literacy teacher. In fact, I was drawn to psychology after hearing the life stories of my students, several of whom were learning to read in their 50s and 60s. Their stories piqued my curiosity about how we all continue growing and developing, individually and in our relationships, throughout our entire lives.

I hold a BA in English literature from Swarthmore College, an MA and a PhD in clinical developmental psychology from Bryn Mawr College. I trained at Pennsylvania Hospital / Penn Medicine as a predoctoral intern and postdoctoral fellow. Additionally, I completed a four-year program of advanced study at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia. It has been my honor to work in many settings, including hospitals, community clinics, and schools. Prior to opening my psychology practice, I served on the clinical faculty at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and on the counseling center staff at Villanova University.

I use she/her pronouns, and my practice welcomes people of all genders, identities, and cultures.

I am actively involved with a number of organizations promoting access to mental health care, social justice, and the study and practice of psychotherapies of depth, including:

My office is located on land that is part of the traditional and unceded territory of the Lenni-Lenape people. As a way of acknowledging this history, I choose to pay annual land tax to the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania. I offer respect to Lenape peoples past, present, and future, and I recognize their continuing presence here and throughout the Lenape diaspora.

10 East Athens Avenue, Suite 202, Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: (215) 839-3151 | Email: sarah@drsarahscheckter.com