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Sara Yela Gómez

Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Psychologist

Sara Yela Gómez has a degree in Psychology from the Pontifical University of Salamanca (UPSA) and a Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology from the same university. Both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Theses obtained the highest grade, dealing with current issues on mental health such as suicide in adolescents, Mindfulness and Self-compassion; sparking her interest in this field.

Currently, she collaborates with the research group: “Evaluation and intervention in psychological well-being and health” of the UPSA in the R+D+I Research Project “Effects of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Program on psychological well-being, health and inflammatory response. An ex-post factor study and a longitudinal RCT trial.” As a result of this trajectory, she enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Psychological Well-being and Quality of Life at the UPSA.

Her areas of interest focus on empirically validated treatments, cognitive-behavioral psychology and third-generation therapies. As part of her education, she is taking specialized courses in the MSC Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Program (MSC Center. University of Austin, Texas), and MBCT Program or Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Her areas of work include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, rigidity and psychological well-being with adolescent, adult population and couples. She performs both individual and group therapy.

Languages: Spanish and English.