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Susan Averna PhD

Trained as a psychologist, yoga teacher, and addiction researcher, Dr. Averna has worked as a college professor, school mental health consultant, school counselor, and athletic coach. For 25 years she has taught about typical and atypical development, intergenerational addiction and psychopathology, developmental and complex trauma, and the science of well-being. She integrates self-awareness and compassion practices for mental and physical well-being and authentic relationships. Through her business, Witness and Wonder, she provides personal development training to parents, educators, and athletic coaches, and workshops for teens and young adults, translating neuroscience and ancient wisdom into practical strategies for well-being and peak performance.