Gabriela Lisete Diaz, MS, MA, who is currently a Doctoral Candidate completing her 4th clinical practicum year at La Casita Center in Louisville, KY. Her passion centers within multiculturalism, resiliency, empowerment, and social justice. She is a Mexican Chicana woman from a rural town in Southern California. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in psychology and philosophy at San Jose State University in Northern California. Gabriela began her graduate school development at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral education in clinical psychology with an emphasis in forensic psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, KY.
In her training, she is honing her skills by providing treatment to justice-involved individuals, crisis prevention, risk evaluation and management. Developing competency to stand trial and psychological evaluations for criminal responsibility. Lastly, to provide Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training to correctional officers throughout the Department of Corrections in Kentucky. Her work is grounded in research that has focused on mindfulness and meditation, psychological inflexibility, childhood and adulthood trauma, and cultural values. Her passion lies within providing bilingual psychotherapeutic valued-living services to peoples suffering, resulting in an improved quality of life.
During her free time, Gabriela enjoys spending time with family, friends, and in nature.