Sarah Furlong, Ph.D.
Sarah Furlong, Ph.D. is a child and family psychologist who is originally from Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Furlong completed her doctoral internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine with a focus on community and child psychology. Dr. Furlong has experience working with children, adolescents, and families in community outpatient, psychiatric inpatient, and residential treatment settings. Dr. Furlong’s primary orientation is rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy, although she also incorporates acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and attachment-based perspectives in her approach to therapy. Dr. Furlong is also a registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator. During graduate school Dr. Furlong developed a strong interest in early childhood behavior problems and gained advanced training in evidence-based treatments for children and families. She has a particular interest in models that reflect the complex and transactional systems within which children develop. Dr. Furlong has experience working with individuals at various developmental stages, including working with infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and parents.
Dr. Furlong enjoys working with families to improve child behavior, including noncompliance, support development of secure attachment in parent-child relationships, and address challenges related to complex family dynamics and traumatic experiences. Dr. Furlong also provides evaluations for a wide range of problems, including concerns for ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder. In addition, she has previously led group interventions focused on topics including parenting and social skills for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.
Through the use of individual, family, and group therapy, as well as psychological evaluations, Dr. Furlong’s main goal is to support children and adolescents, and their families, as they navigate life stressors, adverse experiences, and mental health challenges.