Zoeli Ayala-García, Ph.D.
Zoeli is a licensed clinical psychologist in Puerto Rico who has served as therapist, docent, and evaluator in academic and community settings. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Her therapeutic and academic approach integrates frameworks including narrative therapy, social justice model, intersectionality, social constructionism, community feminism, and EMDR. Zoeli’s greatest commitment is that women be able to dream and live free of violence. With this dream as her compass, she is currently a therapist in Taller Salud, Inc., and has also served in important areas such as crisis intervention in work and community settings, media advocacy on women’s gender violence, and supervising students. She has experience facilitating workshops in Puerto Rico as well as abroad.
Zoeli has co-authored, “Diálogos para la Transformación: Experiencias en terapia y otras intervenciones psicosociales en Iberoamérica”, published in the Taos WorldShare book series, as part of her work with la Red de Trabajo para Diálogos Productivos. She is also part of a Latin American peer supervisión group focused on Feminist Narrative Therapy. Recently she has been interested in incorporating body work into her therapeutic practice and is a student in the course of Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment.
Besides therapy, Zoeli is an avid artist in drawings and poetry. She currently lives in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, with her partner, loves yoga and nature, and is always curious to continue growing her network of peers.