Sara Yap, PsyD, Psychologist in San Mateo
Sara Yap is not currently accepting new clients.
** As of 8/2/17 I do not have any openings ** My approach is strength based and recognizes that we all come to treatment with certain needs; however, we also have a myriad of strengths that can eventually assist us in improvement. In my work with clients, I believe that the most impactful and meaningful work is done when there is collaboration in treatment. My role is to support you so that you can move towards the goals and values you envision.
I enjoy and have experience working with adolescents, adults & families. My practice incorporates utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT, addressing the thoughts, behaviors and feelings that affect our actions and emotions), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT - incorporating mind/body integration as well as CBT), mindfulness, as well as person-centered and systemic approaches.
I have extensive experience and expertise in working with depression; anxiety; relational issues; life transitions such as moving, job stress and grief; trauma; transgender/gender spectrum concerns and sexuality.
Call or Email Sara Yap for a free phone consultation now - (650) 249-4092


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: PSY25235 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $210
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Register of Health Service Psychologists/NHS Provider
  • Member Since: 2012


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress


  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017
Sara Yap, PsyD, Psychologist in San Mateo

Sara Yap

Psychologist, PsyD