• About

  • A Licensed Professional Here to Guide You

    Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? Our clients are our #1 priority— we offer a wide range of counseling and psychological services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times.

    Life can get difficult; with support, skills, and coping things can feel more manageable. We care about your well-being and our mission is to provide you with tools to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most difficult circumstances.

  • Sarah Dihmes, Ph.D.

    Dr. Sarah Dihmes has her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She currently offers psychotherapy to adults, teens, parents, and caregivers from diverse cultural backgrounds. Dr. Dihmes helps clients become aware of the stress responses in their body and mind, and teaches them skills to combat the negative effects of stress through self-regulation and acceptance.


    Dr. Dihmes specializes in the prevention and management of psychophysiological manifestations of stress, pain, and illness. 

    • appointed as the mental health expert on the Advisory Board of the Angiogenesis Foundation.
    • biofeedback certified for 9 years
    • past board member, of the Mid-Atlantic Society of Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine.
    • biofeedback program director for at-risk youth
    • Johns Hopkins Bayview Breast Cancer Center
    • post-doctoral fellowship in the Health Psychology program at California Pacifica Medical Center (CPMC) in the Neurogastroenterology Department, as well as the Bryan Hemming Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
    • Ph.D. from Alliant University in San Diego
    • pre-doctoral training at the University of Maryland Medical School and Veterans Administration, Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center in San Diego, Robert Wood Johnson, and UCSD.
    • over 20 publications in the field of behavioral medicine.

    As a teacher, supervisor, researcher and clinician in health psychology, she brings expertise of being a member of a multidisciplinary team and delivers treatment to patients suffering from a diverse range of disorders including the following: depression, anxiety, trauma, sleep disorders, disorders of self-regulation, stress induced illness, headaches, gastroenterological disorders, rheumatic diseases, cancer, and chronic pain. 

    She believes that the client is the expert on their life and offers her knowledge to help individuals and their families gain tools to buffer the effects stress and cope with negative life circumstances.