Sarah Lesla Korda, Creative Therapy for Perfectionists

I'm a private practice therapist who uses creative therapies to help clients find freedom from perfectionism, anxiety, grief, and depression.

Mental Health Service

Operating as usual 06/04/2020

Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma

"Interrupting school practices that disregard the mental health of black youth." This week, we were disappointed to see wide circulation of the videos showing Ahmaud Arbery's and Sean Reed's shooting deaths. Educators have a responsibility to engage with students about this violence against Black men—and the white supremacist systems that allow it to continue. But they must do... 04/15/2020

Not 'Just in Your Head': California Rolls Out Mental Health Guides for Coping With Coronavirus | KQED News

"The health impacts of coronavirus go beyond infection and COVID disease," she said. "It’s important to know that these changes aren't just in your head, and to begin to identify how stress shows up for you — physically, emotionally and behaviorally." -California's Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris Gov. Gavin Newsom asked California's surgeon general to create a series of guides to help people manage stress during the coronavirus pandemic. 04/03/2020

They Survived the Spanish Flu, the Depression and the Holocaust

These inspiring women provide a lot of perspective. Two extraordinary women — one 101, the other 95 — lived through the worst of the 20th century. They have some advice for you. 02/17/2020

Trust and consequences

A look at ICE’s grossly unethical use of therapist notes. The government required him to see a therapist. He thought his words would be confidential. Now, the traumatized migrant may be deported. 02/12/2020

My child is addicted to Minecraft: What should I do?

An interesting perspective on managing screen time. Although this is targeted at children it made me think about how useful this approach would be for adults as well. Are all my basic needs being met before I dive into screen time? Is your child addicted to Minecraft or another video game? Does she spend hours playing Minecraft on the weekends? You aren't alone. The Mediatrician can help you to help her build time management and critical thinking skills. 01/17/2020

Perspective | Using a child’s identified pronouns might feel complicated, but it’s crucial. Here’s why.

Great read on the importance of using correct pronouns. I'm a health and sex education teacher. Excuses against preferred pronouns don't work. 05/02/2019

Tell Me I’m Fat - This American Life

Incredible look at being fat in America. Maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat. 09/14/2018

Liberating And Scary With Sarah Korda

It was my absolute pleasure to be featured on Annie Schuessler's Therapist Clubhouse. Who new that real talk about being a business owner and therapist could be so much fun? I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did. Making big changes in your business is both liberating and scary! Sarah got off of insurance panels, clarified her message, honed her niche, raised her fees, and overhauled her website. Her advice for therapists ready to make a big move? Nurture yourself, and don’t punish yourself for your past mi... 08/19/2018

Taraji P. Henson Launches Black Mental Health Foundation Hopefully, her new foundation will change the stigma of mental health within the black community. 08/09/2018

The Midlife Unraveling | Brené Brown In my late thirties, my intuition had tried to warn me about the possibility of a midlife struggle. I experienced internal rumblings about the meaning and purpose of my life. I was incredibly busy proving myself in all of my different roles (mother, professor, researcher, writer, friend, sister, dau... 06/22/2018

Petition to Stop Border Separation - Mental Health Professionals Add your voice to the call to stop separating children from their parents at our borders! 06/21/2018

We Are Not Princesses

An exciting example of transformative theatre and using the arts to dispel stereotypes. "We Are Not Princesses is a hybrid documentary film about the incredible strength and spirit of four Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut as they come together to tell their stories of love, loss, pain and hope through the ancient Greek play, Antigone." Ancient heroine Antigone inspires Syrian women in Beirut to discover the strength to live with joy through the greatest of tragedies.


Joyner Lucas - I'm Not Racist

An exquisite example of transformation and social justice via the arts.

I'm Kind of A Big Deal Tour: Follow Joyner: @joynerlucas Bookings: 05/16/2018

An Artistic Twist on Therapy and Self-Reflection – Therachat – Medium

A little bit about the use of Drama Therapy and creative arts in my private practice. Sarah Korda is a San Francisco therapist passionate about using talk therapy, Drama Therapy, and creative arts methods to help individuals…


Sarah Lesla Korda, Creative Therapy for Perfectionists


Sarah Lesla Korda, Creative Therapy for Perfectionists




315 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
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