Suming Sullivan

SuMing Sullivan, MSW, LICSW

  • Student, Doctorate in Clinical Social Work
  • Practice & Research Interests

    Sociopolitical underpinnings of estrangement in Asian American Families

    Race and racialization

    Radical social work

    Critical theories

    Attachment Theory

    Psychoanalytic Theory

    SuMing Sullivan (she/they), LICSW is a DSW student at the School of Social Policy and Practice. They are a clinical social worker licensed in Massachusetts and New York and owner of a private practice in Arlington, MA. SuMing is a Certified Emotionally Focused and AEDP trained therapist who specializes in working with individuals, couples and families who face systemic and internalized oppression. She works to incorporate radical deconstruction and critical theory into her practice and academic endeavors. Additionally, they are a facilitator for employee resource groups around issues of racial trauma, healing and justice. SuMing is an activist, active in local racial justice organizations, and a community organizer.

    Prior to private practice, SuMing held positions as Medical Social Worker in the Emergency Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Community Mental Health Outpatient Therapist at Atrius Health (formerly Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates), and as a Domestic Violence Advocate. She has extensive experience with Cambodian-American refugees and their descendants.

    Before their career in social work, SuMing worked in international relief and development with several NGOs in the US and abroad. SuMing received their BS from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and their MSW from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA.







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