SUMARA BAIG, LSW

Sumara Baig (she/her/ella) LSW is a Fellow at Pivot. She is a bilingual – Spanish /English – licensed social worker working on her clinical license under supervision.

In her words:

You hold the answers that you are looking for – my role as your
therapist is to work in partnership with you to bring those skills,
capacities, and experiences to the forefront. My personal
identities (i.e. Latinx, South Asian), along with my education in
psychology, religion, and social work, inform my practice
through an anti-oppression lens that is affirming of people on
the LGBTQ+ spectrum, people of all racial identities, sizes, and
religions, parenting and non-parenting people, diverse
relationship structures, kinksters, people who have been
incarcerated, and people who work(ed) in underregulated
economies (i.e. sex workers).
While I have been practicing therapy since 2021, my work with
people spans nine years via interning, crisis work, group
facilitation, outreach, and case management. The majority of my
professional career has been focused on people on the LGBTQ+
spectrum, young people who were “at-risk” of high school drop-
out, and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. I
enjoy working with adults and adolescents alike.
I enjoy using components of motivational interviewing, narrative
therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a person-
centered, relational, and strengths-based approach. I am
certified in Trauma-Focused CBT and have completed both
sexual assault and domestic violence 40-hour trainings.
Let’s set up a consult and see if we are the right fit!

Spanish:

Tu tienes las respuestas que buscas – mi función como terapeuta es
trabajar en colaboración contigo para poner en primer plano tus
habilidades, capacidades y experiencias. Mis identidades (i.e. latinx
y asiatica del sur), junto con mi educación en psicología, religión y
trabajo social, informan mi práctica a través de una lente anti-
opresión que afirma a las personas en el espectro LGBTQ+,

personas de todos identidades raciales, tamaños, y religiones, padres
y personas que no son padres, estructuras de relaciones diversas,
practicantes de BDSM, personas que han estado encarceladas y
personas que trabajan en economías subreguladas (como trabajo
sexual).
Aunque practico terapia desde 2021, mi trabajo con personas
abarca casi 10 años por pasantías, trabajo de crisis, facilitación de
grupos, divulgación y gestión de casos. La mayor parte de mi
carrera profesional se ha centrado en jóvenes que estaban "en
riesgo" de abandonar la escuela secundaria, y sobrevivientes de
violencia domestica y sexual. Me encanta trabajar con adultos y
adolescentes.
Me gusta usar componentes de entrevista motivacional, terapia
narrativa y terapia cognitiva conductual (TCC) con un enfoque
centrado en la persona, relacional y basado en fortalezas. Estoy
certificada en TCC centrada en el trauma y he completado
capacitaciones de 40 horas sobre agresión sexual y violencia
doméstica.
¡Hagamos una consulta para ver si somos compatible!

Sliding Scale /BCBS PPO/BCBS Blue Choice

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224-419-5839 | sbaigpivotco@gmail.com

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