Sahar Sabet is a second-year Master’s student in the Mental Health Counseling program at Boston College. She received her BA in Psychology at the University of Georgia.
Currently, Sahar is interning at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute and working with patients who have severe anxiety disorders. She is also a research assistant in the Psychology of Immigration Lab founded by Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra, which focuses on the influence of discrimination on immigrant communities.
Sahar joined the ISPRC team in the fall of 2016. Her current research interests broadly include the mental health effects of oppression and racial trauma, along with the intersections of multiple identities. She is also interested in studying anxiety within diverse and underserved populations. She hopes to bring recognition to cross-cultural differences in the understanding of anxiety. For example, she is interested in developing culturally sensitive measures to assess anxiety symptoms.
In her free time Sahar enjoys cooking, practicing yoga and exploring new cities.