Dr. Dionne Madrigal
Renda Dionne Madrigal, Ph.D.

Renda Dionne Madrigal, Ph.D., is a Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, TA/Advisor for the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Mindfulness Awareness Research Center Teacher Training Program, certified with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, Stanford Certified Applied Mindfulness Compassion Educator/Consultant, Registered Drama Therapist, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.  She was featured on the cover of the February 2018 edition of Mindful Magazine and is featured as a 2022 Powerful Woman of Mindfulness (August edition). She is faculty at the Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and California Indian Nations College, President of Mindful Practice Inc., and is getting her MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Dr. Dionne Madrigal specializes in embodied mindfulness practices and Story Medicine. She has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over twenty-five years. She combines mindfulness, somatic (body-based) therapies, and story in her collaborative coaching programs. She is involved in healing theatre and has appeared in indigenous plays written by her daughters, Menil and Her Heart and Wildflower: Indigenous Spirit. In her spare time, she enjoys writing fiction featuring Indigenous female protagonists who save the world. Her book The Mindful Family Guidebook  is available through Parallax Press and Penguin Random House and was listed as a Best Book of Mindfulness 2021 by Mindful Magazine. She is currently working on her next book Story Medicine.