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 earned my doctorate in clinical developmental psychology from Bryn Mawr College, where I focused my graduate research on well-being throughout the lifespan, particularly during and after major life transitions. I completed my predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital/University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. I have had the honor of working in many settings, including hospitals, community clinics, and schools. Before opening my practice, I served on the faculty at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and as a staff psychologist at Villanova University’s counseling center.

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

I am actively involved with several organizations supporting wellness, justice, and access to high quality mental health care, including:

Land Acknowledgement
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 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