Faculty

lori allen, Ph.D., Founder & Executive director

Dr. Lori Allen is the founder and executive director of the Oregon Mind Body Institute. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in mind-body treatment of traumatic stress, eating and body image, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Allen holds a Master of Education and began her career in Special Education teaching students with learning and behavioral issues.

As executive director of OMBI, Dr. Allen oversees the everyday operations of the business and supervises and trains trainers, leads groups, and teaches mindfulness-based mental health in schools. She believes our individual and collective health and well-being are intricately connected, and that to address mental health at its core, we need to reimagine the meaning of education and the deeper societal sources of stress.

lori allen, Ph.D., Founder &
Executive director

Dr. Lori Allen is the founder and executive director of the Oregon Mind Body Institute. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in mind-body treatment of traumatic stress, eating and body image, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Allen holds a Master of Education and began her career in Special Education teaching students with learning and behavioral issues.

As executive director of OMBI, Dr. Allen oversees the everyday operations of the business and supervises and trains trainers, leads groups, and teaches mindfulness-based mental health in schools. She believes our individual and collective health and well-being are intricately connected, and that to address mental health at its core, we need to reimagine the meaning of education and the deeper societal sources of stress.

shin shin tAng, ph.D., clinical 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.

shin shin tAng, ph.D., CLINICAL 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.

Emily PetersOn, M.S.W., Education director

Emily Peterson 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, Peterson 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 Peterson, M.S.W., education director

Emily Peterson 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, Peterson 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.

Oregon Mind Body Institute (OMBI) is a tax-exempt organization with a 501(c)(3) status.