a little about
Sarah Ann Jimenez, Phd, LCSW
Sarah is currently accepting new clients.
Many people call Sarah one of the most authentic and kind people they know. Chicana-Irish, cisgender woman, currently abled-bodied; born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was adopted by a white gay couple. Always striving to maintain her working-class values/roots; she paid her way through the public college system while working various jobs. Lived experience of being system involved and a survivor of trauma. Working hard at being a “perpetual student” of life; dedicating her life to giving back to her communities. She is the mother of a school-aged child who has an I.E.P. She recently adopted him from the foster care system. She is currently living in the East Bay.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California by Board of Behavioral Sciences #100985
Dr. Jimenez has worked with children, adolescents, and families in different settings addressing various issues, including but not limited to family and system-involved individuals and families. Sarah uses a harm-reduction model and utilizes a feminist lens and empowerment perspective while offering a goal-oriented and short-term/brief therapy to process trauma and reach short-term and long-term goals. Dr. Jimenez has experience working with children who have survived the foster care system, juvenile detention, and interpersonal trauma.
Sarah earned her doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology in 2008. The focus of her dissertation was on 'Political Prisoners in the United States.' She is passionate about play therapy, harm reduction, radical social work, and strength-based models. Now, Sarah is a part-time college instructor who has been teaching the next generation of social workers to support them in being justice-centered and trauma-informed.
If you feel like you may work together well with Sarah; She is happy to talk to you.