Sara Lacy

Sara Lacy, PsyD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist

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About Me

As a psychologist, I specialize in treating insomnia, anxiety disorders and PTSD. I love what I do because every day I am struck by the resilience and motivation of the patients I meet with and the ways in which they work to change aspects of their lives or themselves that are no longer serving them.

I’m a cognitive-behavioral therapist, which means that my sessions tend to be semi-structured, often with assignments for the patient to complete in between our appointments. This may involve filling out specific handouts or noticing particular thoughts or feelings as they arise over the course of the week. I offer evidence-based care but work to tailor these approaches to the individual in the room.

I have found the atmosphere at The Ohio State University to be very welcoming and patient-centered. It’s obvious how much many of my colleagues genuinely enjoy and find meaning in the work they do.

In my free time, I enjoy taking walks with my family, yoga, and getting together with friends and family for good food and even better conversation.

  • Developing an interdisciplinary group treatment for individuals wishing to stop smoking
  • Receiving certification in cognitive processing therapy, an evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment for PTSD

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Mood Disorders
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Health Promotion
  • Weight Loss
  • Trauma Centers
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Cessation

Education and Training

Education History


Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
8/1/2009 - 8/7/2014

Post Doctoral Fellow

White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT

10/1/2014 - 10/31/2015

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Lacy has reported no relationships with companies or entities.