Sarah Helms Ph.D.

Dr. Sarah W. Helms obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and then went on to receive her Masters and Doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, with a focus in child clinical and developmental psychology. She completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical/pediatric psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine and Department of Psychology. Dr. Helms has interests in adolescent peer relationships, including ways that friends and peers may influence teens decision-making with regard to health risk behaviors. She has worked with youth and adults with cystic fibrosis in clinical and research settings, and has interests in unique peer processes that may impact adolescents with this and other chronic illnesses.