Kathy Mohr-Almeida, Ph.D.
Holistic Healing Arts
Mesoamerican Practices

Holistic Healing Arts
Through Dr. Mohr-Almeida's doctoral studies, she has created her own model of delivery of mental health services that combines contemporary and traditional healing techniques. This model comes from studies with traditional healers in the Curanderismo tradition from
Mexico and found within Latino communities in the United States
.

Illness in Curanderismo is conceptualized as a result of an organism being in a state of disequillibrum. Illness can be caused by trauma, a lack of harmony in relationships and through disequillibrium with Spirit, among other causes.

We combine contemporary psychotherapy with a traditional Mesoamerican healing practice known as Curanderismo. Curanderismo is an ancient healing modality well known in Latino communities throughout the Americas that includes:

  • Herbology
  • Shamanic practices
  • Sweat lodges known as temascales, and
  • Other spiritual practices to restore a state of harmony between the individual, his or her community, the environment and spiritual forces.

Services include:Holistic Healing Arts

  • House or buiding "limpias" (clearings/smudgings)
  • Psychotherapy incorporating spiritual practices
  • Culturally sensitive counseling
  • Counseling in Spanish
  • EMDR for frast trauma resolution, often completed in one session
  • Temazcal (Mesoamerican sweat lodge)
  • Birth blessings
  • Rites of passage ceremonies
  • Personal limpias (smudging)

As part of her doctoral studies in Marriage and Family Transpersonal Psychology, Dr. Mohr-Almeida conducted studies and fieldwork with curanderos in central and southern Mexico. Her doctoral work included research on Curanderismo and Traumatology, which took her to rural, urban and jungle settings in central and southern Mexico.

In addition to her doctoral degree, Dr. Mohr-Almeida has completed an apprenticeship with an elder in Curanderismo and studied with healers from Mexico and Central America. Dr. Mohr-Almeida’s psychotherapeutic theory work has been strongly influenced by Carl Jung, Robert A. Johnson and Clarissa Pinkola Estes, among others.  She also has degrees in English, Journalism, Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Psychology. She is also Spanish-English bilingual in all modalities of communication. 

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