Meet the Fellows

Fellows

First Year Fellows

 

 

Dr. Yousef Kayyali earned his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler University (formerly Adler School of Professional Psychology) in 2018. He completed his Doctoral Internship in Health Services Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado Counseling Center. His professional memberships encompass the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT). Dr. Kayyali’s primary clinical interests include anxiety, depression, experiential awareness, holistic biopsychosocial and spiritual wellness, and the integration of humanistic-existential modi like Gestalt therapy with primary care and health psychology. He enjoys spending time reading, jogging, bodybuilding, and playing drums. 

Dr. Gabriela Ramirez obtained her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Xavier University in 2019. She completed her Internship at Case Western Reserve University Health and Counseling Services. Her clinical interests include eating disorders, wellness, and anxiety management. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga and cooking. 

Second Year Fellows

 

 

Dr. Alyssa Vela is a 2018 graduate of the Health Psychology PhD program at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She completed a clinical internship in health psychology at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center before returning to her home state of Michigan. Alyssa's clinical and research interests include disordered eating, type 2 diabetes management, and obesity/weight management, as well as the intersection of these areas. Her interests also include lifestyle and culinary medicine practice and education, and physician wellness. She is an involved member of APA's Divisions 38 and 35, SBM, APAHC, and ACLM. Alyssa enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and dog, Paisley. 

 

Dr. Yaser Dorri received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology program at the University of Oklahoma. He then completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Oklahoma Health Consortium at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Dorri enjoys working with adults with wide range of clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, sleep disorders, OCD, pain management, as well as conducting psychological assessments. He also enjoy medical education where he can teach residents and medical students. Dr. Dorri has 10 years of medical research experience at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. He has also worked at the Center for Educational Research at the University of Oklahoma and has designed, coordinated, and analyzed many different research projects in the fields of psychology, and education. His current research interests are designing psychological measures that are normed for specific minority populations.