Sarah H. Kramer, Ph.D, LLC.

MY BACKGROUND AND TRAINING

Licensed Psychologist

I am a native of Wichita Falls, Texas , where I  was a National Merit Scholar at Wichita Falls High School. I later was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree (major in Psychology, minor in English) from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. After a year of working in Boston at a teaching hospital for Harvard psychiatric residents, I was privileged to attend Harvard University, earning an Ed.M in Counseling and Consulting Psychology in 1978.  My M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology were granted by Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. I have been a fully licensed psychologist in Alabama and now Texas for 28 years. I have worked almost exclusively  in either group private practices (composed of multiple kinds of providers such as psychiatrists, psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors) or in solo private practice, as I am today.


I am married and have two adult step-sons and four step-grandchildren. as well as a red-headed, dynamic nephew. Although he lives in New York currently, we are pleased to say that he is a dedicated fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

SERVICES


I typically see adults, adolescents, and children, with a focus (not exclusive) on children, teenagers and young adults. When working with children or teens, involvement of the parents is extremely beneficial. A wide variety of presenting problems can be addressed, but I do not treat autism spectrum or eating disorders, substance abuse/addiction issues, or perform couples therapy.


Younger children often benefit from using toys and games to help them express their feelings and understanding of their world. I also am experienced in the use of cognitive-behavioral approaches, parent training, emotion-focused, in-depth individual therapy and other modalities, depending on the client's needs and desires. We will work together on a treatment plan that is specific and achievable. 


INSURANCES ACCEPTED


As I am building my practice in McKinney, I am in-network for the following insurance companies:

  •    Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO (this includes BCBS from other states)
  •    PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT A NETWORK PROVIDER FOR THE 2016 BCBS HMO PLANS
  •    Cigna
  •    Aetna
  •    Tricare
  •    [United Healthcare--not currently accepting new patients with this insurance. I will be exiting this plan later in 2018.]
  •    Medicare (traditional and Aetna)
  •    Multiplan
  •    PHCS and Savility
  •    Beech Street

For all other insurances, I would be considered out of network. You may still file yourself (with a form I am happy to provide) to obtain partial reimbursement, typically ranging from 40-60% of their allowable charge.


If you would like to download or view the paperwork needed for a first appointment, please click on the New Patient Forms tab.