I am glad you are here.
GO SLOWLY is an invitation to pause, notice the present moment, and explore compassion and somatic practices to help you become kinder to yourself, transform suffering, and cultivate peace.
My approach to therapy focuses on the integration of psychology, mindfulness, compassion, neuroscience, and somatic practices to alleviate suffering. Based on your particular needs and preferences, we can approach the work from a psychotherapy framework with a greater emphasis on dialogue, or from a yoga therapy perspective that emphasizes working with the body.
If you are interested in developing mindfulness- and compassion-based skills within the context of a supportive learning community, I invite you to explore available courses designed to help build emotional resiliency, lower levels of stress and anxiety, and enhance overall wellbeing.
Jorge C. Armesto, Ph.D., Ed.M., C-IAYT
I am a bilingual clinical psychologist and yoga therapist in private practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, where I serve linguistically and culturally diverse communities. Working within a Buddhist psychology and yogic perspectives, my work seeks to understand how multiple sources of oppression and resiliency intersect and inform the lived experiences of people. I am section faculty at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP) yearlong certificate program, serve as a consulting psychologist at Bristol Community College Counseling Center in Fall River, Massachusetts, and facilitate professional consultation groups through the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) Certificate Program.
I am passionate about the intersection of psychology, mindfulness, spirituality, and body-focused practices. I believe that we transform suffering by connecting heart, body, mind, and spirit. Exploring ways in which we can be more compassionate toward ourselves and others and connect with our bodies is central to my clinical practice and teaching. In addition to my work as a psychotherapist and yoga therapist, I offer compassion- and mindfulness-based trainings, lectures, and retreats. As a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher, I facilitate this 8-week program in various organizations and community settings such as The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance (CMC CHA) and the Providence VA Hospital. I also teach Live Online MSC through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. As a certified yoga therapist, I facilitate body-focused practices in my teaching, and clinical work. I believe that listening to our body's wisdom is essential in promoting overall health.
My spiritual practice focuses on applying Dharma teachings to help alleviate individual and community suffering. I practice in the Thich Nhat Hanh (Plum Village) tradition of engaged Buddhism. I am a member of the Order of Interbeing. There are many ways I cultivate seeds of joy including cooking, dancing to the Afro-Cuban rhythms of salsa, building community, and spending time with family, friends, nature, and my poodle, Tashi.
If you have a curious mind and are feeling very alert (or grab a cup of coffee), click on the PDF button to view a copy of my CV.