Meela Salamat, MA, RYT
As a passionate Yoga Instructor, Meela Salamat guides her clients in a safe, trauma-informed practice, integrating DBT skills and philosophy with Asana and Pranayama into her flows. She is adept at leading groups of adults in different styles of yogic flows, like Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Pilates, and Strength. She describes her classes as energetic, inclusive, mindful, and dynamic. Meela is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and she is currently working on her 500-hour Yoga teacher training. Additionally, Meela is a DBT clinician at heart. She previously worked at DBTOC as a practicum student for two years as part of her Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Foundationally trained in DBT through Behavioral Tech, Meela co-facilitated various groups such as our Intensive Outpatient Groups (IOP), Multifamily Groups (MFG), our 20-week Adult DBT Skills Groups, and the Addiction DBT Group, for which she collaborated on designing the curriculum with other colleagues. In addition to groups, Meela conducted individual sessions to generalize DBT skills like Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation to build a life that is worth living. Prior to DBTOC, Meela worked at a Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Center leading DBT groups in addition to providing cognitive, personality, and integrative comprehensive Psychological Assessment for clients. Meela is currently working as a Psych Intern at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Services in Los Angeles, continuing to work with clients with severe emotional dysregulation and trauma history, incorporating DBT, ACT, CBT, and Attachment theories to inform her clinical work.