Externs

OMBI, in collaboration with the University of Oregon, provides the opportunity for graduate students to learn how to incorporate mindfulness-based mental health into their clinical work, with an emphasis on Relational Cultural Theory and trauma sensitivity.

Externs begin by co-leading mindfulness-based mental health groups with an OMBI staff member, with the goal of becoming adept at leading the groups independently. In addition, they have the opportunity to become certified Attune•ED trainers. The development of groups for target populations, such as for Latinxs who primarily speak Spanish and for LGBTQIA+ teens, is based upon each extern’s strengths and interests as well as OMBI’s commitment to diversity and equity in our services.

Claire Guidinger, M.A., M.S.

Claire Guidinger, M.A., M.S., is a therapist and doctoral candidate in the University of Oregon’s Counseling Psychology and Human Services Program. Claire is originally from Minnesota and completed a B.A. in psychology at Marquette University and an M.A. in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

At OMBI, Claire leads the Mindfulness-Based Anxiety Management Group for Teens, and has facilitated the Attune•Ed curriculum. Through her research and clinical background in disordered eating treatment prevention, Claire has developed a particular interest in using mindfulness-based interventions to help clients gain a non-judgmental, accepting, and compassionate relationship with their minds and bodies. Claire is excited and enthusiastic about using mindfulness-based mental health practices to inspire and empower clients to understand, validate, and take control of their mental health.

Claire Guidinger, M.A., M.S.

Claire Guidinger, M.A., M.S., is a therapist and doctoral candidate in the University of Oregon’s Counseling Psychology and Human Services Program. Claire is originally from Minnesota and completed a B.A. in psychology at Marquette University and an M.A. in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

At OMBI, Claire leads the Mindfulness-Based Anxiety Management Group for Teens, and has facilitated the Attune•Ed curriculum. Through her research and clinical background in disordered eating treatment prevention, Claire has developed a particular interest in using mindfulness-based interventions to help clients gain a non-judgmental, accepting, and compassionate relationship with their minds and bodies. Claire is excited and enthusiastic about using mindfulness-based mental health practices to inspire and empower clients to understand, validate, and take control of their mental health.

Samantha Martínez, M.Phil.Ed, M.S.Ed

Samantha Martínez, M.Phil.Ed, M.S.Ed, is a therapist and doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology and Human Services Program at the University of Oregon. Samantha is originally from SoCal, and completed a dual degree master’s program in Counseling and Mental Health Services (M.S.Ed.) and Professional Counseling (M.Phil.Ed) at the University of Pennsylvania. Samantha has been a bilingual group therapist for the Mindfulness-Based Anxiety Management Group for Latinx Adults since Fall 2020 and has facilitated the Attune•Ed curriculum entirely virtually.

Through her research and clinical background in intersectional trauma and Latinx identity development, Samantha has developed a particular interest in adapting mindfulness-based interventions to support minority communities in gaining an accepting, compassionate, and non-judgmental relationship with their thoughts, emotions, and bodies. Samantha is enthusiastic and passionate about mindfulness as a powerful tool to improve mental health and reinforce existing resiliencies across client experiences.

Samantha Martínez, M.Phil.Ed, M.S.Ed

Samantha Martínez, M.Phil.Ed, M.S.Ed, is a therapist and doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology and Human Services Program at the University of Oregon. Samantha is originally from SoCal, and completed a dual degree master’s program in Counseling and Mental Health Services (M.S.Ed.) and Professional Counseling (M.Phil.Ed) at the University of Pennsylvania. Samantha has been a bilingual group therapist for the Mindfulness-Based Anxiety Management Group for Latinx Adults since Fall 2020 and has facilitated the Attune•Ed curriculum entirely virtually.

Through her research and clinical background in intersectional trauma and Latinx identity development, Samantha has developed a particular interest in adapting mindfulness-based interventions to support minority communities in gaining an accepting, compassionate, and non-judgmental relationship with their thoughts, emotions, and bodies. Samantha is enthusiastic and passionate about mindfulness as a powerful tool to improve mental health and reinforce existing resiliencies across client experiences.

gina williamson, M.S.

 Gina Williamson, M.S., is a therapist and doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology and Human Services Program at the University of Oregon. She is originally from Ohio and completed her B.A. in psychology and Spanish at The College of Wooster.

At OMBI, Gina is a bilingual group therapist for the Mindfulness-Based Anxiety Management Group for Latinx Adults, and has also facilitated the Attune•ED curriculum for teens. Through her research and clinical background in eating disorder treatment and prevention, she has developed a particular interest in healing the mind-body relationship with mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions. Gina is passionate about helping clients personalize their approaches to mindfulness and develop tools to cope with the ups and downs of life.

 

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Gina Williamson, M.S.

Gina Williamson, M.S., is a therapist and doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology and Human Services Program at the University of Oregon. She is originally from Ohio and completed her B.A. in psychology and Spanish at The College of Wooster.

At OMBI, Gina is a bilingual group therapist for the Mindfulness-Based Anxiety Management Group for Latinx Adults, and has also facilitated the Attune•ED curriculum for teens. Through her research and clinical background in eating disorder treatment and prevention, she has developed a particular interest in healing the mind-body relationship with mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions. Gina is passionate about helping clients personalize their approaches to mindfulness and develop tools to cope with the ups and downs of life.

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