Dr. Sara Biebl, Ph.D.
Dr. Sara Biebl is a licensed, clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Biebl’s primary interests and expertise are in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, selective mutism, and specific fears. Dr. Biebl also has experience treating a variety of other conditions that accompany OCD and anxiety disorders, such as depression, school refusal, sleep problems, tic disorders, perfectionism, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (trichotillomania, skin picking).
Dr. Biebl’s approach to treatment emphasizes partnering with youth and their families to identify an individualized plan that best meets their needs. Dr. Biebl’s treatment techniques are primarily rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy. This treatment approach teaches youth how to better understand how maladaptive thoughts and behaviors perpetuate anxiety, and in turn, how they can make meaningful cognitive and behavioral changes to improve their daily lives. Dr. Biebl also frequently integrates skills from other evidenced-based treatments for children and adolescents, which include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She also has been trained in the administration of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Tic Disorders (CBIT).
Dr. Biebl graduated from the child-clinical psychology program at Southern Illinois University and completed her predoctoral internship at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Biebl also has extensive experience working in pediatric behavioral health clinics and primary care settings. As a former middle school teacher, she has always felt called to work with children and she frequently draws upon her experiences as a former educator when working with youth and their families.