Sarah Eley (she/her pronouns) is a social worker and therapist in the Integrated Primary Care Team at Fenway Health since 2013. She received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work in 2009 and her BA from Hampshire College in 2002. Prior to receiving her MSW Sarah worked in sexual assault crisis counseling and intimate partner violence crisis work. She has previously worked as a sexual health counselor, clinical assistant and educator at Tapestry Health in Western MA. Since receiving her MSW, she has worked at Boston GLBTQ Adolescent Social Services, specializing in working with LGBTQ youth of color and homeless youth. In her current work at Fenway Health, Sarah provides individual, couples and group therapy and is on the integrated primary care team providing brief intervention, assessment, follow-up and referral services. Sarah is a faculty member within the Trans Echo program of The National LGBT Health Education Center at Fenway Health.
Sarah believes that therapy can assist us in coming to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our behavior patterns. Sarah’s approach draws from considering intersections of culture and identities, as well as the impact of external oppression and privilege on personal development. Sarah believes that through therapy, we can get to know ourselves better, and form new perspectives on the stories we tell about ourselves which can inform our interactions with others. She is very interested in the fluidity of gender and currently facilitates a weekly ongoing therapy group for transgender and gender non-binary people who have depression and anxiety.
Sarah likes to bake, sew, bike and dance, and has a pet pup who is small, quite tall, funnily aloof and runs real fast!
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