Sarah Allen Bentonis a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist at McLean Hospital (affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School) in “The McLean Residence at The Brook” transitional living program for substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment in Waltham, Massachusetts. She also works as a consultant and conducts substance abuse assessments at Lynch Wellness and Recovery Foundation in Norwell, MA. She worked previously as a therapist at the Emmanuel College Counseling Center in Boston where she was the leader of the Alcohol Skills Training Program directed toward helping college-age problem drinkers
In 2003, Sarah received a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston. She has held several counselor positions at McLean Psychiatric Hospital (affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital) in the Klarman Eating Disorders Center and the Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Institute. She is currently the vice-president of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation of Greater Boston. Sarah has worked at and received training through the Mind/Body Medical Institute affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston (now the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine). In addition, she has been involved in psychologically based research studies through McLean Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Northeastern University and the Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.
Before Sarah’s counseling career, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and produced television segments in top markets including The Disney Channel in Burbank, California; CBS affiliate KCNC-TV in Denver, Colorado; and NBC affiliate, WHDH-TV in Boston.
Sarah has been in recovery from alcoholism since February 2004.