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Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D.


Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner who developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia that specializes in addressing anxiety, stress and depression in individuals with physical health concerns and co-morbid mental health issues.

In more than 25 years of clinical experience in treating clients with anxiety, Dr. Alvis has found that she can help clients recover from anxiety more quickly, and more effectively sustain the gains made in therapy, by combining brain-based principles, body-oriented techniques and traditional psychotherapeutic approaches.

Dr. Alvis lectures and leads retreats around the world. Her trainings have helped thousands of clinicians to integrate the richness of contemplative practices and somatic psychotherapies with cognitive approaches for greater clinical effectiveness. Dr. Alvis maintains a private practice in Georgia where she treats clients with anxiety, trauma, shame, depression and relational concerns.

She also continues to work as a professor at the University of Georgia where she supervises the clinical work of doctoral students and co-leads a research team investigating mindfulness.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis is in private practice. She receives compensation as a Professor for the University of Georgia. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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