Sima Borsuk, MSW, CSWA

Aging and Adult Services Clinician + Holocaust Survivor Services Program Manager 

Specialties: Older adults, including Holocaust Survivors and others who have experienced trauma 

Sima (she/her) is an experienced clinician who has worked with older adults and their families for over a decade, including Holocaust Survivors and others who have experienced trauma. Her focus is on using a Person-Centered Trauma-Informed (PCTI) approach to help clients manage challenges related to aging and connect with necessary services. Sima believes in the importance of seeing each client as an individual within the context of their environment and taking into account their unique life experiences. 

As an Aging and Adult Services Clinician, Sima’s focus on a person-centered trauma-informed (PCTI) approach helps clients manage aging-related challenges, and she brings a vast network of necessary services to which to connect those in need.   

Sima also is Holocaust Survivor Services’ Program Manager, and she assists with program oversight, reporting, and ensuring documentation requirements are met.  

Prior to joining JFCS Portland, Sima worked in a Holocaust Survivors program as a case manager and program coordinator for JFS Vancouver, B.C., and prior to that as a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based program manager for a Holocaust program also providing senior services. 

Sima received a master’s in social work in May 2011. Her degree and Certificate in Geriatric Social Work both were earned at Loyola University Chicago. She worked as a social worker in a nursing home for two years before getting involved in Holocaust programs. She completed a training program to supervise MSW students and has supervised social-work interns. 

Sima loves getting outdoors, reading, and spending time with her husband and five children. 

Sima has openings and is available to see clients on a sliding scale.