Sarah Stoker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Sarah is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Manhattan Beach, CA. Her education and training began as an undergraduate psychology major at Stanford University where she was a research assistant in Laura Carstensen’s lab studying marital conflict and aging. She has conducted research on expert/novice self-schemas at Langley-Porter Psychiatric Institute (UCSF) and on the long-term effects of divorce on children at the Center for the Family in Transition in Marin County. Sarah earned a master’s degree at New York University studying the effects of chronic amphetamine on GABA-receptor binding in the prefrontal cortex. She earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at NYU and completed a dissertation on emotion regulation in high-risk preschool children. During graduate school, she ran the Family Studies Unit at the NYU Medical Center and conducted psychological testing on the child inpatient unit at Bellevue Hospital. Sarah spent her internship year at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Loyola Marymount University’s Student Psychological Services in Los Angeles. In her practice, she specializes in anxiety disorders and depression with a focus on health anxiety and panic disorder.