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Sarah Cucchiara, MSSW, LICSW

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Sarah Cucchiara, MSSW, LICSW, is the lead clinical social worker for the McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Program. Ms. Cucchiara has experience working with children and families in a variety of settings including community-based acute treatment (CBAT), therapeutic residential education, foster care, and psychiatric hospitals. Her clinical interests include trauma, attachment, mood disorders, and psychotherapy.

Ms. Cucchiara is passionate about supporting children and their families in acute psychiatric crisis and navigating systems, such as state agencies and schools. She is trained in dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-focused CBT, family systems, and motivational interviewing. In addition, she has postgraduate training through Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis in child and adolescent psychotherapy.


Education & Training

  • 2018 MSSW, Columbia University School of Social Work
  • 2014 BA in Psychology, Gettysburg College
  • 2019-2020 The Stechler Child & Adolescent Therapy Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
  • 2017-2018 Clinical Social Work Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certifications:
  • 2021 Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Board of Registration of Social Workers, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Phone: 617.779.1599
Office Address: Franciscan Hospital - 30 Warren Street, Brighton, MA