Dr. Sarah McAllister, MD

Dr. Sarah McAllister, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Sarah McAllister, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Westport, CT and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 1998 and specializes in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and more.Read her story

5 Sylvan Rd S

Westport, CT 06880

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Nondependent Opioid Abuse
more than 79% of peers
Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
more than 74% of peers
more than 33% of peers

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Dr. McAllister's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McAllister "I was born and raised in Texas, but travelled frequently to the Northeast during my upbringing. I say that my heart is from the South but my head thinks like a New Englander. It is an interesting mixture that has served me well in treating therapy clients in Connecticut. They want someone warm and accessible, but also sharp and skilled. My education began with the College Scholars Program at Vanderbilt University, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelors Degree in Neuroscience. I earned my medical degree from The University of Texas and completed two years of family practice training in Austin at the Central Texas Medical Foundation, before specializing in Psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center Residency Program in Manhattan. After graduating from residency, I worked as the Medical Director of the Eating Disorders inpatient unit at The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas. I also served as team leader of the HOPE unit, an inpatient unit dedicated to treating refractory mood, psychotic and personality disorders. In 2008 I moved to Connecticut and became an attending psychiatrist at St. Vincents Behavioral Health in Westport, and worked as Unit Director of the Substance Abuse detox inpatient unit. Throughout this time, my "first love" has always been individual therapy and I have worked in private practice for over 16 years."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McAllister "I believe that you should feel absolutely comfortable with your psychiatrist's personality, breadth of knowledge, professionalism, and compassion for what you are going through. It is crucial they take the time to listen to you and communicate an understanding of your situation, and lay out specific treatment goals that can be reassessed at each appointment. My office environment is attractive and comfortable, but my approach is very practical. Developing a clear treatment plan in the initial appointment is essential in defining short and long term goals for your progress. This style has worked very well for my patients in the 16 years I have been practicing!"

5  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychological Pharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Reproductive Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

9  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Medication Management
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Bachelors of Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Central Texas Medial Foundation
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Beth Israel Medical Center-New York, Ny
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Sarah McAllister, MD
Very compassionate & knowledgeable. Would recommend her to any family or friends Used her since 2011. Moved out of state. Back in CT Dec 2015. Made apptmt right away. Didn't trust anyone else
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