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Sadie James, LMSW

Senior Counselor

Counseling Center


Sadie James (she/her) was raised in the western mountains of rural Maine. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bates College, double majoring in psychology and women and gender studies. She received her master's of social work degree from Smith College School for Social Work, completing her clinical internships in Boston at a group home for transitional-age foster youth and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

She uses a variety of approaches to support students; at the core, she centers the relationship between therapist and client, seeking to empower and liberate students to reach their goals and live a life that is meaningful to them. She centers multicultural and anti-racist approaches to therapy to bring awareness to how a student's identity can impact their day-to-day life and mental health struggles.

Clinically, She is interested in many areas including trauma and PTSD, sexual violence prevention and response, anxiety, life transitions, and policy advocacy. She strives to advocate for increasing access to mental health services amongst underrepresented populations and decreasing the stigma around accessing mental health services. In her free time, you will most likely find her hiking, cross country skiing, training for a marathon, playing with her corgi or traveling.