Meet the OMBI Faculty

lori allen, Ph.D., Founder &
Co-director

Dr. Lori Allen is the founder and co-director of Oregon Mind Body Institute. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in mind-body treatment of traumatic stress and eating and body image issues, and serves as an adjunct professor in the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of Oregon. Dr. Allen also holds a master’s degree in Education, and taught Special Education at the middle and high school levels.

As a psychologist and educator at OMBI, Dr. Allen supervises, trains trainers, leads groups, and teaches mindfulness-based mental health in schools. VITA here.

lori allen, Ph.D., Founder &
Co-director

Dr. Lori Allen is the founder and co-director of Oregon Mind Body Institute. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in mind-body treatment of traumatic stress and eating and body image issues, and serves as an adjunct professor in the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of Oregon. Dr. Allen also holds a master’s degree in Education, and taught Special Education at the middle and high school levels.

As a psychologist and educator at OMBI, Dr. Allen supervises, trains trainers, leads groups, and teaches mindfulness-based mental health in schools. VITA here.

shin shin tAng, ph.D., Co-director

Dr. Shin Shin Tang is a licensed psychologist specializing in the mind-body treatment of traumatic stress and persistent pain. Dr. Tang received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon where she also taught numerous courses. She opened her own practice in Eugene in 2010 and joined OMBI in 2015. 

As an educator, Dr. Tang brings her passion for helping others improve their sense of well-being to the therapy groups she leads at OMBI and to professional development trainings for teachers. VITA here.

shin shin tAng, ph.D., Co-director

Dr. Shin Shin Tang is a licensed psychologist specializing in the mind-body treatment of traumatic stress and persistent pain. Dr. Tang received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon where she also taught numerous courses. She opened her own practice in Eugene in 2010 and joined OMBI in 2015. 

As an educator, Dr. Tang brings her passion for helping others improve their sense of well-being to the therapy groups she leads at OMBI and to professional development trainings for teachers. VITA here.

B. Grace bullock, Ph.D.

Dr. B. Grace Bullock is an associate scientist at the Oregon Research Institute, adjunct professor at the Van Loan School at Endicott College, and author of Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success — Integrating the Science of Mind, Body and BrainDr. Bullock received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon, completed a clinical residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and holds a B.A. Highest Honors in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles. 

Dr. Bullock creates individually tailored plans that integrate the latest findings from applied neuroscience, psychophysiology, psychology and contemplative science, and has provided consultation to numerous clients interested in developing, delivering, and evaluating mindfulness-centered K-12 educational programs — including the Crim Fitness Foundation (Flint, Michigan) and the PassageWorks Institute (Boulder, Colorado) — and in higher education, including the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (Syracuse University) and the Arizona State University School of Social Transformation.

B. Grace bullock, Ph.D.

Dr. B. Grace Bullock is an associate scientist at the Oregon Research Institute, adjunct professor at the Van Loan School at Endicott College, and author of Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success — Integrating the Science of Mind, Body and BrainDr. Bullock received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon, completed a clinical residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and holds a B.A. Highest Honors in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles. 

Dr. Bullock creates individually tailored plans that integrate the latest findings from applied neuroscience, psychophysiology, psychology and contemplative science, and has provided consultation to numerous clients interested in developing, delivering, and evaluating mindfulness-centered K-12 educational programs — including the Crim Fitness Foundation (Flint, Michigan) and the PassageWorks Institute (Boulder, Colorado) — and in higher education, including the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (Syracuse University) and the Arizona State University School of Social Transformation.

MichelLe Ericksen, Ph.D.

Dr. Michelle Ericksen is a bilingual writer, teacher, and program developer who has lived and worked in Latin America and other countries.

Dr. Ericksen received her master’s from Stanford University and her doctorate from the University of Oregon, where she taught and also at Oregon State University-Cascades. She works with government, nonprofit, and business entities, and counts mindfulness practices as integral to individual and global well-being.

MichelLe Ericksen, Ph.D.

Dr. Michelle Ericksen is a bilingual writer, teacher, and program developer who has lived and worked in Latin America and other countries.

Dr. Ericksen received her master’s from Stanford University and her doctorate from the University of Oregon, where she taught and also at Oregon State University-Cascades. She works with government, nonprofit, and business entities, and counts mindfulness practices as integral to individual and global well-being.

Emily Petersen, M.S.W.

Emily Petersen has worked at the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) since 2011. She is the co-clinical director for the Kids in Transition to Schools (KITS) program, providing clinical supervision to KITS teams, lead teaching for school readiness groups, and consulting for the implementation of school readiness intervention. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State, and is currently finishing an internship at Embody Play Yoga, where she is learning how to incorporate play, attachment, and somatic work to open the doors for children and families to live in balance and harmony together. 

Over the past five years, Petersen has worked with children and families in many different capacities, including treatment foster care, residential day treatment programs, elementary schools, and county mental health. She is also working toward completing her Kids Yoga Teaching License.

Emily Petersen, M.S.W.

Emily Petersen has worked at the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) since 2011. She is the co-clinical director for the Kids in Transition to Schools (KITS) program, providing clinical supervision to KITS teams, lead teaching for school readiness groups, and consulting for the implementation of school readiness intervention. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State, and is currently finishing an internship at Embody Play Yoga, where she is learning how to incorporate play, attachment, and somatic work to open the doors for children and families to live in balance and harmony together. 

Over the past five years, Petersen has worked with children and families in many different capacities, including treatment foster care, residential day treatment programs, elementary schools, and county mental health. She is also working toward completing her Kids Yoga Teaching License.

Nasim Talebreza-May, M.S.W.

Nasim Talebreza-May received a Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. She has 10 years experience working with children and their families to build coping skills, improve relationships, and understand the effects of stress and trauma on our lives. Talebreza-May believes that through the practice of mindfulness and developing compassion for ourselves and others, we can live more joyful lives.

In addition to working with children, she values the time students and professionals spend learning information and new skills. She has led classes and trainings for participants of all ages, and at OMBI leads teacher trainings and therapy groups.