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Sarah Kern, LCSW

Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Program Coordinator, Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical and Research Programs
Sarah  Kern, LCSW

Specialty Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Mood Disorders


Office Location: Manhattan

Sarah Kern, LCSW, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and the family services coordinator for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical and Research Program at the Child Study Center. She participates in the evaluation of young children with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and provides individual consultation services to help families with educational and therapeutic service planning. Ms. Kern provides individual supportive therapy for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, co-occurring anxiety and mood disorders with Autism Spectrum Disorder, early childhood development, other social learning needs, social cognition groups, and provides parent/caregiver training on topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Ms. Kern received her bachelor's degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and her master's degree in social work from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.

Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Ms. Kern worked in the Early Intervention program through YAI/NYL-Lifestart where she participated in multi-disciplinary evaluations for infants and toddlers with developmental delays, as well as providing case management services and individual supportive therapy to parents of children with a range of developmental disabilities.

Ms. Kern is an adjunct lecturer at NYU's Silver School of Social Work, providing field instruction and supervision for students pursuing a master's degree in social work.