Sara Meltzer is a master’s degree candidate in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling through the Department of Applied Psychology at the Steinhardt School of New York University. She is currently interning as an Advanced Clinical Resident at The Soho Center, a private practice in Manhattan, where she works with a robust caseload of clients for individual therapy.
Before beginning her new career in mental health, Sara owned a contemporary art gallery for over thirteen years that specialized in the work of emerging and mid-career artists from across the world. She has served on the non-profit boards of the NYC-based, visual arts and design organizations Artists Space and Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Sara co-owns weR2, a company that produces home and personal accessories in collaboration with contemporary artists. She holds a double BA in Fine Arts and Art History from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from NYU. She is the proud mother of sixteen-year-old boy-girl twins.
Art, psychology, compassion, and community have always shaped Sara’s perspective. Promoting and advocating for mental health and wellbeing is Sara’s driving force. She connected with NAMI National three years ago after she lost one of her closest friends to suicide and she felt compelled to change this outcome for others. She has more recently connected with NAMI-NYC. She is deeply committed to fighting the stigma against mental illness, facilitating access to care, and exploring new avenues of support.