Anxiety Issues

Years in Practice

10 years +


New York NY 10016 - United States



Additional Expertise

Author, Confidence Coach, Consultant, Health Coach, Life Coach, Mentor, Weight Loss Coach, Wellness Coach, YourTango Expert Partner

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens." -Carl Jung

About Sarah Thacker

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR therapy practitioner, Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Registered Yoga Instructor and Certified Yoga Therapist. I am the author of the workbook and expressive journal: Wholistic Food Therapy: A Mindful Approach to Making Peace with Food.
I work with women who struggle with an emotional attachment to food, disordered eating, negative body image, anxiety, and those going through challenging life transitions. I help support you along your path to a healthy relationship with food as well as with yourself. I offer a wholistic approach to wellness, working with the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Sessions include an integrative use of a variety of therapeutic techniques including EMDR therapy, mindfulness, meditation, creative expression as well nutritional awareness and healing. Creating a healthy, balanced life takes time, effort and exploration. I will guide you along your journey to healing the root cause of your disordered eating, anxiety and emotional challenges. I am dedicated to supporting you as you strive towards lifelong healing, health and wellness.
I see clients for in-person services in Midtown Manhattan, as well as offering phone and video sessions remotely for health and wellness coaching.

Sarah Thacker Success Stories

High Praise for Wholistic Food Therapy: A Mindful Approach to Making Peace With Food

"Wholistic Food Therapy: A Mindful Approach to Making Peace with Food: A Workbook and Expressive Journal is a nonfiction self-help health and nutrition book written by Sarah Thacker. As indicated in her introduction, Thacker is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist, a Registered Yoga Instructor and a Certified Yoga Therapist. She uses all of her training and skills in fashioning an interactive program that teaches users how to make food choices mindfully and to take control over stress eating. Thacker does not recommend any sort of “diet,” stating that regimented food programs of that nature end. Rather, she shows her readers how to integrate healthy food choices gradually into their everyday lives. Each chapter includes space for journaling in response to the questions she poses, and there are a number of art exercises, including work with mandalas, to allow readers to chart their progress creatively. Thacker also includes a List of Additional Readings at the back of the text. Sarah Thacker’s nonfiction self-help health and nutrition book offers the reader a fully integrated program that allows them to explore their relationship with food and experience other mindsets in approaching their nutritional needs. I especially liked the interactive aspect of this book and the fact that Thacker’s discussion questions are designed to help the reader fully understand the gist of her program. This is not a quick-fix book, but rather is best used as a long-term ongoing journal that will allow a dedicated reader to gradually ease into positive changes in their relationship with food. The art therapy aspects of this workbook are inspired and add an element of joy and creativity to the process, and the inclusion of meditation and breathing provides the reader with just about every tool needed to approach their optimal well-being. Wholistic Food Therapy is most highly recommended." ~ Jack Magnus, Reader's Favoritemore

"In her new book "Wholistic Food Therapy" Sarah has created an amazing resource for anyone looking for concrete, easy-to-follow, and effective strategies to help bring awareness to- and improve- their relationship with food.  The way she presents the information makes it easy for a person to move through the exercises on their own at their own pace, while also creating a very valuable tool that health coaches or other practitioners can use directly with their clients. "Wholistic Food Therapy" helps individuals understand the profound connection between food, mood, and mindset through the practice of mindfulness, self-compassion, and healthy eating. Thank you Sarah for putting together this invaluable workbook!" ~ Ashley Mannell, RD, NP, IFMCP, Owner of Richmond Integrative Psychiatric & Nutrition Services

"Five Stars to Wholistic Food Therapy!  For the many people who struggle with stress eating and an emotional attachment to food, Sarah Thacker writes an engaging and easy to read book full of practical advice and insight to help manage stress, cravings, and overall life balance." ~ Jeffrey Sicat, MD, FACE, Owner of Virginia Weight and Wellness

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