Sandra Voss

LCSW, Therapist (spectrum & trauma)

Sandra Voss

LCSW, Therapist (spectrum & trauma)

Sandra Voss, LCSW is a therapist licensed in New York and New Jersey, and is also a Certified Yoga Teacher. She first began working with children with Autism in 2008, and ever since then has been drawn to the topic of Autism and working with neurodivergent clients. Prior to working at Spectrum, she worked as a therapist in mental health clinics and the community college setting, and has led support groups for people with chronic illness and also for people dealing with grief. Using a client-centered, strengths-based approach, Sandra provides warm therapeutic support and helps her clients to identify their own goals for therapy. She equally enjoys helping clients with the more concrete tasks of decision making, identifying and reaching goals, or behavior change; and taking a more exploratory approach — for example, better understanding oneself and one’s identity, identifying family patterns, and dealing with the more existential issues of life. Sandra is also available for private yoga therapy sessions, and may offer a yoga/meditation/relaxation group in the future.





Chronic illness

Loss and bereavement

Adjustment and relationship difficulties

Issues of emerging adulthood

Communication skills




Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Solution-focused therapy

Mindfulness and relaxation techniques

Trauma-informed therapy

Psychodynamic therapy

Narrative therapy

LGBTQIA+ -affirming therapy

Note on breathing exercises: For many people, if they are experiencing a panic attack, a severe state of anxiety, or if they are dealing with significant trauma or PTSD symptoms, trying to do a deep breathing exercise can be very difficult or even counterproductive. If you feel that sitting quietly and slowing down your breathing isn’t tolerable, you may need to find another way to quiet down your nervous system first – for example, doing some rigorous exercise that gets your heart pumping, or doing a grounding exercise. Watch this video for grounding exercise instructions.


“The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client. Our job is to evoke that healing power… and support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which healing is inspired.”
- Ron Kurtz


“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness...Trauma is about loss of connection—to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others, and to the world around us. This disconnection is often hard to recognize because it doesn't happen all at once but rather over time.”
- Peter Levine


“A lot of people assume that having OCD means liking things organized or hating germs. It tends to be treated like a quirk or an endearing trait. But it's so much more than that. It's the one thing that prohibits me from being free of myself.” - Whitney Amazeen


“Think of having ADHD in this way… You have a ‘Ferrari’ brain but with ‘Chevy’ brakes.”
- Jonathan Mooney