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Sarah Hanson

Sarah Hanson

Sarah Hanson, LICSW, is a an executive function coach and a licensed independent clinical social worker who has worked with pre-teens and teens in a variety of schools and clinical settings. Sarah attended Boston College for both her undergraduate education through the School of Education as well as her graduate studies through the School of Social Work. Sarah works from an empowering, strengths based lens, helping students build self-confidence and a sense of agency through development of their self-management skills.

Recent Posts by Sarah Hanson:

Academic Anxiety: How Perfectionism and Executive Dysfunction Collide

As an Executive Function coach and clinical social worker, I have had a fair amount of experience working with adolescents who struggle with anxiety. Over the years, I have observed a phenomenon that highlights the intersection between perfectionism and executive function challenges. I call it the “comfort zone of misery.”