Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.”
―  Phyllis McGinley

About Sarah

I am a research associate, trauma-informed clinical social worker and reiki practitioner living with a connective tissue disorder (and co.).

My passion for understanding and improving the experiences of individuals, families and communities touched by illness is the driving force behind much of my work.

You can learn more about my story of how growing up with chronic illness led me to where I am today.


Exploring uncertainty in illness

My first brush with uncertainty rooted in illness (that I can remember) occurred when I was ten years old and facing my first open heart surgery. It wasn’t until my sociology of health and illness courses in undergrad, around age 21, that I learned there were people, words and theories that talked about what I experience/d yet could not name.

On choosing social work

I would like to share some of the reasons I ending up finally choosing social work and what I was thinking when I applied to the MSW program in late 2014. I put myself out there in a way that felt bold but true..

Connect With Me

Please feel free to get in touch by email or social. I’d love to hear from you.