800-866-2948 Contact Us
Privé Swiss Laguna Beach View

Our Team

Sandra Daignault

Sandra Daignault, LCSW Clinical Director

Sandra (Sandy) Daignault, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who brings to our program over 20 years clinical experience, and a reputation as one of the top Dialectical Behavioral therapists in CT.     She has served as our Clinical Program Director, as well as recently creating and directing the Integrative Behavioral Health Program at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown CT.    Previously, she was the lead group therapist and staff educator for well over a decade at Yale Psychiatric Hospital.   She piloted and implemented what has been considered the most successful therapeutic program the hospital had ever offered as part of its psychiatric and addiction services.    Sandy worked in both the inpatient and intensive outpatient service lines at Yale.   Through her work at the hospitals, she has shown the importance of including psychiatric services as an essential component of providing the best wholistic health care – combining a mind and body approach along with working closely with primary care physicians helps patients to achieve maximum wellness.

Sandy Daignault is author of the book, “Come To Group!: an essential psychoeducational workbook for all psychiatric clinicians looking to educate and support their patients wellness”, 2013, a resource used by many DBT therapists across the counry.  She has maintained a private practice for many years and has worked for, and with, several of the most respected psychiatrists in the field.

Sandy provides private dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) services to our clients as part of the Privé Swiss CT Psychological/Emotional Retreat program.  Sandy also holds MATS certification (Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist) and uses behavioral therapy in conjunction with medications to address addiction issues.

“The best type of therapy is a combination of all the great therapies.”   Sandy knows that no single approach is the right fit for our clients and ensures that clients receive the very best clinical services available.


Master of Social Work (MSW) | University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1995
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology | Keen State College, Keene, NH, 1992
Associate of Science in Chemical Dependency | Keen State College, Keene, NH, 1992
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification | Yale Medical School, New Haven CT, 2016


Call our Wellness Center directly at (860) 391-8840 if you’d like a consult or to make an appt. with Sandy.

Latest News

Behind-The-Scenes Look at Privé Swiss: Where CEOs & Celebs Get Luxury Mental Health Treatment

Grace & Lightness magazine article, July 2020 Behind-The-Scenes Look at Privé Swiss: Where CEOs &…
View Post

East Coast’s Power-Elite Flock to Executive Renewal Program

Weston Magazine Group December 2019
View Post

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

(Reuters Health) - Americans today are expected to live shorter lives than just a few…
View Post

Lady Gaga Reveals She Started DBT Therapy, Olanzapine After Having a Psychotic Break

Health.com highlights recent Oprah interview, "Gaga’s treatment plan of including DBT with her prescribed medication…
View Post

You Can Now Be Diagnosed With Burnout

You Can Now Be Diagnosed With Burnout
View Post

The overachieving generation: As millennials strive for perfection, anxiety and depression increase

Read Chicago Tribune article    
View Post

Town and Country Magazine featuring Privé-Swiss (May 2018)

High Anxiety 2018
View Post

Meditation and yoga can ‘reverse’ DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests

Science Daily Article
View Post

Well-being in later life: The mind plays an important role

Science Daily Article
View Post
Sign up for Email Updates & News


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.