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I am a bilingual clinical psychologist in private practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, where I serve linguistically and culturally diverse communities. Working within a Buddhist psychology and yogic perspectives, my work seeks to understand how multiple sources of oppression and resiliency intersect and inform the lived experiences of people. I am section faculty at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP) yearlong certificate program, serve as a consulting psychologist at Bristol Community College Counseling Center in Fall River, Massachusetts, and facilitate professional consultation groups through the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) Certificate Program.
I am passionate about the intersection of psychology, mindfulness, spirituality, and body-focused practices. I believe that we transform suffering by connecting heart, body, mind, and spirit. Exploring ways in which we can be more compassionate toward ourselves and others and connect with our bodies is central to my clinical practice and teaching. In addition to my work as a psychotherapist and yoga therapist, I offer compassion- and mindfulness-based trainings, lectures, and retreats. As a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher, I facilitate this 8-week program in various organizations and community settings such as The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance (CMC CHA) and the Providence VA Hospital. As a certified yoga therapist, I facilitate body-focused practices in my teaching, and clinical work. I believe that listening to our body's wisdom is essential in promoting overall health.
My spiritual practice focuses on applying Dharma teachings to help alleviate individual and community suffering. I practice in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition and I am an aspirant to the Order of Interbeing. There are many ways I cultivate seeds of joy including cooking, dancing to the Afro-Cuban rhythms of salsa, building community, and spending time with family, friends, nature, and my poodle, Tashi.