Dr. Sa is a clinical psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience working with children, families, and adults in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Mexico. She received her doctorate in psychology from the MN School of Professional Psychology and her post-doctoral MS in Psychopharmacology from Nova Southeastern University. She specializes in providing culturally competent psychological evaluations and psychotherapy for children and adults of cultural and ethnic minorities (especially Latinos and Native Americans). She is fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
Dr. Sa worked as a child and adolescent psychologist for Allina Health in Cambridge, MN for eight years. Prior to that she served as a conditional prescribing psychologist for the Indian Health Service at the Taos and Mescalero reservations in New Mexico. She is board-certified in psychopharmacology and served as the chair of the psychopharmacology division of the MN Psychological Association until 2018.
In addition to working directly with mostly Brazilian and Latino clients in her new Framingham office, she will also provide telehealth to children and adolescents at iNetMed Rx2 in southern New Mexico as a conditional prescribing psychologist and telehealth to patients in MN through MN Online Counseling.
Dr. Sa uses a wide variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Functional Family Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Integrative Mind/Body work, EMDR and hypnosis.
Bear is a 10 yr old Border Collie mix who is licensed and bonded with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Bear has been working as a therapy dog for 3 yrs. He works with children and adults, and helps to reduce the anxiety some people feel about therapy.
Teddy is a 2 year old Border Collie mix who is licensed and bonded with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and has been working for 2 years as a therapy dog.