Sasa Vann, M.S., M.A., CRC

Practicum Intern

Sasa Vann (she/her) (pronounced Sasha Van) holds a Masters of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from Ball State University. Sasa is currently an advanced doctoral trainee earning a degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor passionate about helping clients navigate new medical diagnoses and advocating for client workplace accommodations. Sasa has experience working with adolescents, young, emerging, and older adults in various settings, from university counseling centers, middle schools, and community mental health clinics. An objective of her work is to remain authentic, which means Sasa will share in laughter and pain her clients express. She utilizes multicultural feminist theory to ground her therapy work and incorporates Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to aid clients in processing their values, emotions, thoughts, and experiences in a nonjudgemental and collaborative way. Sasa recognizes all her clients as dynamic and intersectional people, thus aims to attend to each person’s needs and reshape her therapeutic style to best suit her clients presenting concerns. Sasa believes her clients are the expert of their experience; she is present to validate and co-create safe and affirming spaces that uphold her client’s identities. She has experience facilitating healing related to Black liberation and racial trauma; school and sport-related stress, depression, and anxiety; reproductive justice and sex-positive therapy; and navigating oppression-based stress and worry. When she isn’t with clients or preparing for class, you can find her swimming in the lake or searching Pinterest for a DIY meal or home project.