Sarah Burgamy, Psy.D. is the founder of a private practice in Denver, Colorado, PhoenixRISE, with specialty offerings in identity development (considering intersections of target and non-target status identities), sexual minority competency as well as transgender and gender variant issues with children, adolescents, and adults. Sarah has provided presentations and trainings in diverse professional settings, both on a local and national level in educational settings from preschools to colleges and universities, in healthcare settings such as the Colorado Children’s Hospital, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver Health, and the Department of Veterans Affairs in New Haven, CT, as well as in the public community sector for organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and The GLBT Center of Colorado. Sarah has been interviewed/ featured in media coverage in The Denver Post series, Transgender in Colorado, and on the Denver based daytime program, “The Everyday Show” addressing the phenomenon of gender identity and expression in children.
Sarah has previously instructed courses as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Denver in the Psy.D. program and the International Disaster Psychology Master’s program focused on arenas of development and culture, LGBTIQQ cultural competency, and cross cultural analysis.
Sarah is the current Colorado representative to the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA), a member of the APA Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, a past-president of the Colorado Psychological Association (CPA), and has previously served as the Diversity Division Chair of CPA. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for Urban Peak, a non-profit organization in Colorado serving youth experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, since 2008.