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Sara Parrish

BFA Maryland Institute College of Art // MA University of Cincinnati

Sara Parrish received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and had a creative career, working as a ghostwriter and a film editor on advertisements and arthouse productions. Creative storytelling is Sara’s passion, and she uses these skills in service of others to guide them out from psychological pain toward a pathway of purpose and meaning. Sara spent a year-and-a-half with the Ion Center for Violence Prevention as a hospital advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, where she witnessed first-hand the complex interplay between the traumas of one’s past and present. Today, she’s a masters-level student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Cincinnati. Sara is thrilled to be completing her clinical training with the evidence-based team at The Anxiety Center.

Sara is trained in CBT (ERP) specific to Anxiety and OCD, and she is currently training in ACT, DBT, and Narrative Therapy. Sara specializes in trauma recovery, major depression, generalized anxiety, suicidal ideation, OCD, and borderline personality disorder. Sara’s background in writing and film has allowed her to more fully understand the immense power of storytelling toward enriching life and alleviating its pains, whether it’s the stories we’re told by others or the stories we tell ourselves.

My passion

“My passion is attempting to understand more about what it means to be human. I practice this through reading literature, philosophy, history, and theory; taking in film; traveling; keeping up a practice in mindfulness; and staying connected to my spirituality as well as with those I hold dear.”

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