Maria Alessi

Maria Alessi

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

  • B.S. Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A. Psychology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Advisor: Dr. Jeanette M. Bennett
Program Track: Clinical
Research Interests:

How mindfulness buffers psychological and physiological stress reactivity; individual-level predictors (e.g. trait self-compassion, trait mindfulness) of acceptability and efficacy of 3rd wave therapy approaches; clinical applications of psychoneuroimmunology for the treatment of co-occurring mental and physical illnesses

Current Practicum Placement: Carolina’s Rehabilitation
Hobbies: Hiking, running, camping