About Sara

Education & Career

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Vermont

  • Master of Science, Springfield College

  • Certified Discernment Counselor, The Doherty Relationship Institute

  • Member of Marriage Counseling Specialists

  • Member of DRI Alliance for Marriage and Divorce Professionals

For over 25 years, I have been helping individuals and couples experience more meaningful, satisfying lives. Clients come to me to better cope with matters ranging from anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, stress management, life/work balance, and relationships.

I specialize in working with couples and have advanced training in Discernment Counseling — an innovative option for anyone who is considering separation or divorce. Unlike traditional couples therapy, Discernment Counseling is a short-term process (1-5 sessions) designed to help you as a couple decide what is best for you and your family.

My professional career was launched in Massachusetts.  I was a social worker in the Department of Social Services and also a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem.  I relocated to Southern Maine, where I accepted a position as a psychiatric social worker and counselor in the Department of Corrections.  I then transitioned to private practice, which I have maintained in the Greater Portland area for over 25 years.

My areas of professional expertise include helping adults with concerns such as depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship challenges, stress management, and overall wellbeing.  In addition to my clinical work with individuals and couples, I have extensive experience conducting presentations and workshops in Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Florida.  I have advanced training in an innovative treatment option for couples called Discernment Counseling.  My process is interactive and collaborative, striving to guide and support clients on their own journey.


WORKSHOP: “Feeling Emotionally Safe in a Wacky World”

DATE: Saturday, November 16th, 2019 from 9AM - 12PM

LOCATION: Good Medicine Collective 231 York Street, Portland

FEE: $50 includes handouts and beverages

PRESENTERS: Sara F. Levite, MS, LCPC - Psychotherapist

Pam Florea, APRN - BC - Energy Psychotherapist

Payment Options

Cash, Personal Check, Credit Cards, HSA Debit Cards

I am a provider with most insurance companies, and an EAP provider with a number of networks.


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Discernment Counseling

Discernment Counseling is a short-term (1-5 sessions) program designed to help you as a couple become clear and confident about a decision to either separate/divorce, or enter into couples therapy.

Unlike couples therapy, the goal of Discernment Counseling is not to solve your marital problems, but to agree on which path would be best for you and your family. Through our work together, clarity is achieved in a non-adversarial, respectful manner.

Each in-person session starts and ends with both partners, and includes significant one-on-one time for each person with the counselor. The first step is to schedule a free initial phone consultation.

“What Is Discernment Counseling?”

by Dr. William J. Doherty, The Doherty Relationship Institute


Wondering whether Discernment Counseling is right for you?

I welcome any questions by phone or email.



Your help and guidance has given me the strength to save my marriage and keep my family intact.
— E.V.
Thank you for YOU! You’ve been such great support and inspiration to me, and for me.
— D.S.
Bless you for your wisdom, guidance, acceptance, and love. I am so blessed to know you.
— C.B.
I thank you for helping me get through my mini-crisis with my husband. I feel I learned about myself throughout our sessions. You are gifted in your vocation and I am fortunate to have been able to talk with you.
— J.K.
Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have had you as a counselor the past two years. The sessions I had with you provided me with a source of strength I needed to get through a challenging time in my life. Your professionalism, wisdom, and kindness has touched me in so many ways. I have become a stronger, more insightful individual with your help! Counseling is truly your calling.
— L.G.
I feel so grateful for having met you several years ago and for your wisdom.
— J.P.
You are a most wonderful therapist... it truly was the right choice of profession for you. And, while there are many people who can do the job competently, you have a real gift. The compassion, support and nonjudgmental love that you gave to me has been a gift in my life. I will always carry you in my heart... you are the little voice on my shoulder telling me that I’m okay, and that my inner truth is the right one for me.
— L.B.

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225 Commercial Street

Suite 301

Portland, Maine 04101