Dr. Hila Sachs is a post-doctoral psychologist at the Williamsburg Therapy Group who provides both short- and long-term psychotherapy for adults and couples across the lifespan. She assists clients with a wide range of presenting complaints, including stressful life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and relationship issues. Dr. Sachs also specializes in working with women and young families struggling with infertility, pregnancy loss, and other postpartum mood disorders.
Dr. Sachs customizes treatment to effectively and holistically respond to her client’s unique concerns. Having moved from South Africa to the States, Dr. Sachs incorporates a multi-cultural lens when working with diverse populations. She is trained in various evidence-based protocols which aid in creating both exploratory and actionable sessions. Her clinical training at Stanford School of Medicine and small community mental health centers have prepared Dr. Sachs to use relational psychotherapy, ACT, CBT (for mood disorders, insomnia, and trauma), and mindfulness based therapy techniques.
Dr. Sachs’ first priority is to create a safe space that allows each client to feel at ease in the room.
She is known to have a genuine and warm demeanor, and typically presents as a kind and direct therapist who plays an active role during therapy. She uses the relationship with the client as a way to create a deeper understanding.
Dr. Sachs received her Doctorate in Psychology from PGSP-Stanford Consortium. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at North Central Bronx Hospital, where she worked with individuals with acute and chronic mental illnesses. Dr. Sachs has also received extensive training in Northern California, working with complex trauma in women and marginalized populations. She feels passionate about increasing access to culturally-responsive, high quality mental health care.