About

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

Renda Dionne Madrigal, Ph.D. was featured on the cover of the February 2018 edition of Mindful Magazine. She will be featured as a Powerful Woman of Mindfulness in Mindful Magazine’s August 2022 edition. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, TA/Advisor for the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Mindfulness Awareness Research Center Teacher Training Program, UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator, Certified with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and Stanford Certified Applied Compassion Educator/Consultant.  She is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Registered Drama Therapist, faculty at the Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and California Indian Nations College, and works with story medicine (embodied narrative and  drama/creative arts)  Dr. Dionne Madrigal specializes in embodied mindfulness-based practices and has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over twenty years. She combines mindfulness, somatic (body-based) therapies, and story in much of the work she does. She is also Turtle Mountain Chippewa. Her heritage informs her focus on the importance of balance and connection. Her book The Mindful Family Guidebook  is available through Parallax Press and Penguin Random House.

Dr. Dionne Madrigal has been trained in many evidence-based treatment modalities.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Mindfulness for Chronic Pain

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (Peter Levine)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Creative Arts and Drama Therapy

Yoga for Mood Management

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens

Inner Kids, mindfulness for youth

.b Mindfulness in School programs for youth

Parent Child Interaction Therapy

Mindful Parenting

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Theatre of the Oppressed

Narradrama Facilitator

Beat the Odds-UCLA Healing ARTS using drumming as a healing modality

Storytelling/cultural strengthening groups

Story Medicine