Sasha Flowers

Sasha Flowers

Sasha Flowers

Graduate Research Assistant

Clinical Psychology: equity-informed implementation science, culturally responsive evidence-based practice, cultural humility of clinicians, addressing power imbalances within the therapeutic relationship, mindfulness, interoceptive awareness

Sasha is a second-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 GMU’s Clinical Psychology program, Sasha worked as a Spanish teacher with Teach for America. She then worked as a behavior therapist and equine therapist serving children with autism. She also has prior experience researching mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety.

Currently, Sasha works in GMU's ACCESS lab with Dr. Amanda Sanchez. She researches power imbalances within the therapeutic relationship and facilitators to culturally responsive care. Generally, she is interested in Participatory Action Research and decolonizing research methodologies. More specifically, Sasha is interested in assessing client perceptions of clinician cultural humility, addressing power dynamics in treatment, centering client voices in mental health care, developing authentic therapeutic relationships, and decreasing barriers to culturally responsive evidence-based practice.

Grants and Fellowships

CASBBI NRT Fellowship

Mentoring in Anti-racism and Inclusive Excellence (MARIE) Grant 

Courses Taught

Research Methods in Psychology 


M.A. Psychology, George Mason University, 2023

B.A. Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018