Vice President

Sarah Salice, MPS, ATR-BC, CLAT, LPC-A, CGP


Psychotherapist/Art Therapist, Silver Hill Hospital

New York Metropolitan Area

Sarah Salice is a Registered, Board-Certified, and Licensed (CT) Art Therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and Certified Group Psychotherapist. She works with adolescents and adults in inpatient and residential settings at Silver Hill Hospital. Sarah has served as a member of the Young Adult Council for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. She has been a frequent selected speaker to aid in Crisis Intervention Training with the New York Police Department. She is the co-founder and co-leader of The Mood Pros Society which is a support and social group for Mental Health Professionals living with mood disorders. She has supported young investigator research on Bipolar Disorder through the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. In addition, Sarah continues to work philanthropically with nonprofit organizations who advocate for mental health and are dedicated to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health disorders, and providing information and resources for mood disorders and other diagnoses.

Sarah received her Masters of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York with honors. For her undergraduate senior project at Marist College, she co-hosted an event featuring Bipolar artists to raise awareness about Bipolar Disorder as well as raised money for “The Balanced Mind Foundation” which is now part of DBSA. Her graduate thesis: “The Mind’s Eye: A Self-Study Creating Art with Bipolar I Disorder”, discussed the use of art as a form of self-expression and as coping skill for symptom management.

“I have been living with Bipolar Disorder for nearly 20 years, having been diagnosed in my early teens. Though it took some time to understand and accept my diagnosis, I feel that my years of lived experience has helped me to learn how to better care of myself and to help others. My experience enables me to relate or understand my patients and better support them on their mental health journey. I am excited to continue supporting DBSA’s mission to provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.”