a little about
Sarah Ann Jimenez, Phd, LCSW
As of June 2021, I am accepting NEW clients!!
Sarah Jimenez, LCSW, PhD has over 25 years of experience in Social Work. Dr. Jimenez has worked with children, adolescents, and families in different settings addressing various issues, including but not limited to carceral/jails/prisons, school/educational, or workplace atmospheres. 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 due to abandonment and/or abuse.
I am a part-time college instructor who has been teaching "Clinical Skills and Racial Justice" in the graduate departments of Social Work at both Boston (BU) and Walden Universities, for the past 7 years. I earned my doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology in 2008. The focus of my dissertation was on 'Political Prisoners in the United States.' I am passionate about harm reduction in what many refer to as the 'Global Industrial Prison Complex.'
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California by Board of Behavioral Sciences #100985
Chicana-Irish; born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Adopted by a White gay couple. Cis-gender female. Always striving to maintain my working-class values/roots. Paid my way through the public college system, working various jobs. Formerly incarcerated and still recovering from my experience of being imprisoned by the State and survivor of trauma. Working hard at being a “perpetual student” of life. Dedicating my life to giving back to my communities. I am the mother of a 7-year-old special needs boy, who I recently adopted from the foster care system. I am currently housed and able-bodied.
If you feel like we may work together well; I would be happy to talk to you.