Ms. Sarah McGrew, LCSW

Preferred Name: Sarah

About Me

You are the expert on your life and I believe that therapy is most helpful when it provides a safe space for you to be vulnerable and gain insight into what is not working for you and how to change it. I am transparent and warm and will approach you with compassion, humor, and openness. I'm an expert in trauma treatment with over 10 years working with people in all stages of the life cycle who have experienced traumatic events as well as anxiety, depression, anger, interpersonal and relational issues, life transitions, and parent-child and family conflict.

Education & Experience

In college, I majored in psychology and was fascinated to learn more about the way people think. I gained real-life experience as a teacher, dancer, nanny, and aerialist before going back to school for my master’s degree. I chose the social work field because it looks at people in all their environments (school, family, work, home, etc.), and this felt like an important way to view and understand people in order to best support them. I have worked with people in all stages of the life cycle, from babies to older adults, in a variety of settings. I've worked with parents and their children who were survivors of domestic violence. I also previously worked with gender-expansive adolescents and young adults at an adolescent health clinic, and I most recently worked as a full-time therapist at the UCLA Rape Treatment Center where I offered trauma-informed therapy to adult survivors of sexual abuse and assault. I currently work part-time as a clinician in the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention program at the student health center at USC.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA Membership

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Somatic Issues
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English


  • Sliding Scale