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Sarah Rubenstein-Gillis

Sarah Rubenstein-Gillis

Degree/Certifications
LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Master of Social Work, Family Mental Health Concentration, Syracuse University, 2000
Graduate Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women’s Studies, Syracuse University, 2000
Bachelor of Arts, Community Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1995

Interests:
Life-stage transitions (college, career, relationships), family, gender and multicultural  issues, work/school-life balance, health, differing abilities, pregnancy and parenting, recovery from abuse and social justice concerns.

Sarah earned a Bachelor’s degree in Community Studies (the study of social change and community organizing) from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a Master of Social Work (Family Mental Health Concentration) and a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Studies  in Women’s Studies from Syracuse University.

Sarah grew up ferrying between the beautiful Catskill Mountain region and New York City. After a somewhat utopian stint in coastal California, Sarah (voluntarily!) moved to Ithaca and has lived here for more than 15 years. Sarah’s professional career has included work as a college faculty member, crisis and support group counselor, high school administrator, community organizer, small business owner and advocate for healthy parenting/child development, HIV/AIDS education and prevention of intimate partner violence. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Community Studies (the study of social change and community organizing) from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a Master of Social Work (Family Mental Health Concentration) and a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women’s Studies from Syracuse University. Sarah has traveled extensively and lived and worked abroad, particularly in India, where she was a Fulbright Scholar and Lecturer in Social Work. Sarah is particularly interested in connecting with students whose backgrounds are underrepresented at Cornell, international and LGBTQ students. Specialty areas include life-stage transitions (college, career, relationships), family, gender and multicultural  issues, work/school-life balance, health, differing abilities, pregnancy and parenting, recovery from abuse and social justice concerns. Sarah has a strength based, solution-oriented approach and welcomes opportunities to support students in accessing resources while overcoming obstacles toward a more balanced and congruous life.


Affiliations

Affiliations
Community Consultation & Intervention (CCI)
Counseling & Psychiatry
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Location

Level 3

Contact Information

Staff Phone
607-255-5155