Research and Teaching
I am an educator and researcher at the University at Buffalo, specializing in psychosocial disorders and embodied self-regulation.
I am a Professor in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology (CSEP) at the University at Buffalo (UB), where I teach courses on mindful therapy, yoga for health and healing, self-care and service, eating disorder prevention and treatment, and counseling with children and adolescents. Presenting nationally and internationally, I use my model of embodied self-regulation to structure discussions on empirical work and practical applications. Similarly, my research focuses on embodied self-regulation (i.e., yoga, mindfulness, and self-care) and psychosocial disorders (e.g., eating disorders, trauma). My research has been funded by lululemon athletica, the National Science Foundation, and UNICEF.