Sara Takla, LCSW, RPT

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License # 44SC05788200
Registered Play Therapist – Association for Play Therapy

Area of Focus:

  • Child and adolescent therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Parent support and coaching
  • Individual therapy for depression, anxiety, and life changes


Master of Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University

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Professional Background

Sara Takla is currently the owner of Hopeful Hearts Therapy, which is located in Princeton, New Jersey. Sara is a licensed clinical social worker and registered play therapist with a focus on providing therapeutic services to children and their families.

Sara has specialized training in providing therapy to young children, including toddlers, school-age children, and preteens. She has earned her Registered Play Therapist credential from the Association for Play Therapy, which requires over 150 hours of specialized training.

In the therapy room, Sara is person-centered, where she is focused on building trust, safety, and developing a positive relationship with patients of all ages. Sara believes therapy can be playful while being helpful. Her style is warm and humorous, focused on building deeper insights and identifying concrete strategies to use outside of sessions.