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Self emBody Therapy

EMDR • Eating Disorders • Anxiety

San Diego, CA

You can GROW... HEAL... THRIVE!

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."

- Norman Vincent Peale

Are you living the life that you’ve always envisioned for yourself? If the answer is “no”, this could be for a variety of reasons. Maybe it’s anxiety or stress. Maybe it’s depression. Perhaps it could be due to overwhelming feelings of low self-esteem when you look in the mirror. Whatever it is that has been holding you back, you just know that you do not want to continue to live like this and feel this way. You want to wake up in the morning and feel hopeful, excited, and confident to tackle the day ahead. You long to finally be able to enjoy your time spent with loved ones and be present — rather than being consumed by feelings of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or poor body image.

You are not alone...

Self emBody Therapy - San Diego, CA 92109 Woman Receiving Support Many people may struggle silently with feelings of anxiety, worry, sadness, or low self-esteem. It doesn’t have to be this way, and you do not need to figure this out all on your own. Therapy can provide you with the supportive space to share and process your feelings, as well as the opportunity to develop coping skills and improved self-esteem. You CAN live the life you’ve always envisioned – achieving your goals and exuding confidence.

Therapy Services I Specialize In

Eating Disorder Therapy

Are you consumed with thoughts about food, exercise, or your weight? Eating disorder therapy can provide a variety of coping skills and therapeutic tools to help you finally feel at peace with food and your body.

EMDR Therapy

Are you experiencing symptoms of emotional distress related to a past trauma in your life? Studies have shown that EMDR therapy can provide an increased rate of reduction in symptoms compared to talk therapy alone.

Anxiety Therapy

Do you constantly feel worried, tense, or find it difficult to relax? Anxiety therapy can offer tools such as mindfulness practices, coping skills, and talk therapy to help you find relief and calm your racing mind.

Self emBody Therapy is ran by Sarah Lawley Chernick, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Self emBody Therapy - Sarah Lawley Chernick, LMFT Headshot - San Diego, CA 92109 Welcome! I’m so glad that you’re here. I commend you for respecting yourself and honoring the desire for support at this time. The first step to change is self-awareness; so you are already halfway there! I am a strength-based therapist and I believe that we all have the innate capacity to heal from our past and pave the way for desired changes in our future. Sometimes we just might need a little guidance and help along the way; which is simply a part of being human! I provide a collaborative, non-judgmental stance in therapy. Come as you are. Together we will examine all aspects of your current reality, what you would like your future reality to look like, and how we can work together to get you there. We always have the potential to heal; I would be honored to have the opportunity to walk alongside you in your journey and help you do just that.

I believe it is essential to find a therapist that you feel you can connect and work well with. I offer a free 15 minute consultation in which we can discuss your current struggles and see if we may be a good fit. If you feel that beginning therapy with me is something you may be interested in, please reach out to schedule your consultation. Visit my about page to learn more about me and see my credentials, and treatment options.

Who I Most Often See in Sessions


I work with individual adults on a variety of topics and issues, including eating disorders, body image struggles, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, life transitions, and more. Let’s help you find peace and joy in your life again.

Young Adults

Is your young adult struggling with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, low confidence, school, or in their relationships with others? I offer therapy for young adults to help them overcome these challenges during this very important time in their life.

You CAN live your life free from worry, fear, or to live your life peacefully on your own terms.

Contact Me to Schedule a 15 Minute Phone Consultation and See If My Therapy Services Are Right for You!

My Standard Rate is $200 Per Session (50 Minutes)

As an out-of-network provider, I have partnered with Mentaya to help my clients save money on therapy. Use the out of network benefits calculator to see if you qualify for reimbursement for my services. Learn more about my rates and insurance.

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Other Therapy Services I Offer

PTSD / Trauma Therapy

Do you feel like you are stuck in the past, constantly thinking about painful or distressing memories? PTSD and Trauma therapy can help you finally feel free from these negative feelings.

Young Adult Therapy

Are you a young adult struggling with anxiety, depression, or with their overall self-esteem? Seeing a young adult therapist can provide skills and techniques to help you overcome their current struggles

Body Image Therapy

Do you struggle with negative thoughts about your body, weight, or size? Body image therapy can help you finally develop a positive relationship with food and your body

Depression Therapy

Do you often feel sad and like you’ve lost interest or motivation in daily activities? Seeing a depression therapist can help you to find joy and satisfaction in your life again.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Do you feel that you have no control over your thoughts, emotions, or behaviors? CBT can help you understand the connection between your thoughts and your actions, so you can feel more in control.

Mindfulness Therapy

Are you constantly worrying about the future or ruminating about the past? Mindfulness therapy can help you to finally feel present and peaceful in your daily life

Stress Therapy

Do you often feel tense, overwhelmed, and worried? Stress therapy can help you finally relieve these feelings and allow relaxation and peace back into your life.

Self Esteem Therapy

Do you often feel self-conscious, undeserving, or insecure? Self esteem therapy can help you develop self-compassion, confidence, and the ability to feel happy and comfortable in your own skin.

Looking for a different therapy service?

If you are looking for a therapist in San Diego specializing in ADHD Therapy, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling and Child Therapy, visit my husband’s website Spencer Chernick, LMFT to view his services.

Self emBody Therapy

EMDR • Eating Disorders • Anxiety

If you’re ready to overcome whatever has been holding you back from living the life you desire, please use the button above or call (619) 800-5393 to learn more about my therapy services and for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

Self emBody Therapy
EMDR, Eating Disorders, Anxiety
5330 Carroll Canyon Rd Suite 120,
San Diego, CA 92121
(619) 800-5393