equity-informed implementation science, barriers to culturally responsive evidence-based practice delivery, cultural humility of clinicians, authentic therapeutic relationships, mindfulness, interoceptive awareness
Sasha is a first-year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at George Mason University. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Psychology. Prior to joining the Clinical Psychology program, Sasha taught Spanish speaking populations through Teach for America’s dual language program. She then worked as a Registered Behavior Therapist serving children with autism and volunteered as an equine therapist. She also has prior experience researching mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety.
Currently, Sasha works with Dr. Amanda Sanchez at GMU where she researches culturally relevant care for diverse populations. Her primary research interests are assessing client perceptions of clinician cultural humility, centering client voices in mental health care, developing authentic therapeutic relationships, and decreasing barriers to culturally responsive evidence-based practice.
B.A. Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018