Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician in General Internal Medicine
Title Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician in General Internal Medicine
Education Sarah Kirshenbaum is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker on the Integrated Behavioral Health team in Adult Primary Care (General Internal Medicine) at Boston Medical Center. Sarah has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Occidental College and obtained a Masters in Social Work at Columbia University School of Social Work. Sarah obtained post-masters’ clinical certification in the Relational and Multi-contextual Treatment of Trauma at Simmons School of Social Work, Child-Parent Psychotherapy through a Child Witness to Violence Program and certificate in Psychological First Aid through the Riverside Trauma Center. Sarah volunteers as a critical incident responder for local trauma team. She has previously worked in family homeless shelters, schools, partial hospital program (PHP) and as mobile crisis clinician in Emergency Department. Most recently, Sarah worked as Program Director and Supervisor for a Boston Teen Parenting Program for several years. Sarah enjoys working with multicultural population and provides all clinical work with trauma and cultural competency lens, meeting the individual and families where they are. Within the Integrated Behavioral Health Program, Sarah provides brief short course counseling for a variety of clinical needs and substance use. Sarah utilizes several modalities including but not limited to Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, brief interventions, crisis interventions. She collaborates closely with primary care doctors. Sarah also provides behavioral health consultation for the complex care management team and supportive supervision to community health workers.