Meet Dr. Aisha

Dr. Aisha Dixon-Peters, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical-Community Psychologist who specializes in working with BIPOC and women presenting with a variety of concerns. Dr. Aisha is an RYT200 yoga teacher and has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She has researched the psychological effects of yoga on low-income women who are survivors of domestic violence. In both personal and professional arenas, Dr. Aisha observes the transformative healing effect of various mind-body practices including yoga and mindfulness. Dr. Aisha believes strongly that mind-body integration is essential for healing and recovery and therefore incorporates mindful movement and somatics into psychotherapy.

Dr. Aisha is a Senior Adjunct Professor for the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of La Verne where she has taught doctoral level courses on trauma, mindfulness and psychotherapy, community psychology, intimate partner violence, feminist therapy, personality theory, and practicum training. Dr. Aisha offers lectures, workshops, and trainings in higher education and for organizations on intimate partner violence, mindfulness, women of color, African Americans and mental health, multiracial identities/mixed ancestry, multicultural competency, self-compassion, trauma, and wellness.

A native of southern California, Dr. Aisha graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa. She earned both her Master’s of Science (M.S.) and Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of La Verne, an APA-accredited program in La Verne, California.

Dr. Aisha is passionate about seeking new learning opportunities and completes ongoing continuing education to stay current in the field and incorporate new learning into her work with clients. She is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) from the International Trauma Training Institute, as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) from PESI, in Holistic Therapy from the Zur Institute, in Mindfulness from Yoga Renew, in Hypnosis for Trauma from PESI, and in Mindful Motherhood from the Institute of Noetic Studies.

Dr Aisha offers virtual mindfulness and yoga workshops, classes and retreats.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

APA Minority Fellowship Program (APA-MFP), Psychology Summer Institute (PSI) 2008, Fellow

Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), Member

International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), Member

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), Member

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), Steering Committee Member 2015-2016

Ubuntu: Black PsyD Alumni of the University of La Verne, Co-founder & Member

Wellesley Centers for Women/Stone Center, Member

Yoga Alliance, member, Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200

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