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About Citrinī Nata Devi, PhD, E-RYT(500), C-IAYT, CCTP-II



Please note: at this time, Dr. Devi has such a long waiting list that she is no longer accepting new clients or adding any further clients to the waiting list. She apologizes, but has not yet found how to multiply herself.


Dr. DeviI have been a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania since 2005. I am the owner and director of Mind-Body Services, which houses my private practice, and I am a Level II Clinical Certified Trauma Professional (CCTP-II). I enjoy providing individual and group outpatient therapy for adults, children and adolescents, families, and couples. I particularly enjoy working with young adults and college/university students. I am also a native (bilingual and bicultural) French speaker, and I am happy to provide psychotherapeutic services in French.


I work with individuals presenting with the full range of mental health concerns. I am particularly interested and specialized in:

• Connections between mind-body-spirit

• Eastern perspectives on mental health (especially yogic and Buddhist perspectives)

• Alternative and complementary approaches to healing

• Integrative and holistic medicine

• Use of meditation techniques, stress reduction, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques to assist psychotherapeutic goals

• Integration of yoga and psychotherapeutic modalities

• Depression

• Anxiety

• Concerns regarding life transitions and adjustments

• Concerns related to sexual orientation and identity

• LGBTIA+ concerns

• Concerns related to eating, weight, and body image

• Eating disorders

• Stress-related concerns

• Promotion of wellbeing and prevention of illness

• Concerns related to medical issues, illness, and physical difficulties; health psychology; pediatric psychology

• Interpersonal or familial concerns; improving relationships

• Concerns related to diversity and cross-cultural issues

• Issues related to finding balance, defining life goals, and having a sense of purpose


I am also a certified and registered yoga instructor. For more information on my yoga teaching and background, please click here. I welcome clients interested in integrating psychotherapy with their yoga or meditation practices (click here for more information). I have strong interests in the connections between mind-body-spirit, in the promotion of well-being, in stress-related concerns, and in alternative and complementary approaches to healing. My long-standing interests in Eastern perspectives on mental health have been evident throughout my professional career, studies, training, and dissertation research. I have undergone training in using meditation techniques and principles of Buddhist psychology in psychotherapy. My dissertation research involved investigating the mental health benefits of yoga practice on at-risk youth in a partial hospitalization program. As an undergraduate, I studied and practiced Buddhism in academic settings and in a monastic setting in Bodh Gaya, India. I also completed an independent study done on Tibetan Medicine and Mental Illness in Kathmandu, Nepal. Maya headshot


I work with Maya, a mini-labradoodle therapy dog. She assists me in validating clients feelings, providing fun diversions at times and needed cuddles at other times, and holding a space for healing, acceptance, and love.


In terms of my theoretical orientation, I consider myself integrative/eclectic, with strong interests in Yoga psychology, Gestalt psychology, Buddhist psychology, and humanistic/existential psychology. In 2009, I completed a 3-year postdoctoral training program at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia. I have training and experience in family systems, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), psychodynamic, and biopsychosocial orientations.


Dr. Devi in officeI received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University in 2004, where I specialized in child, adolescent, and family therapy, completing my dissertation and master's thesis “with distinction.” As an undergraduate, I attended Swarthmore College, majoring in Psychobiology and Religion. During this time, I also studied abroad in Bodh Gaya, India through Antioch College’s Buddhist Studies Program, as well as at the Université de Paris VII (Jussieu), l’Institut Catholique de Paris, and in private institutions in Paris.


I have worked with a broad range of presenting concerns, populations, and age ranges in outpatient, partial, and inpatient settings. Prior to my current position, I worked as a staff psychologist at the Villanova University Counseling Center and in private practice at RYAH Yoga and Health in Conshohocken and at The Center, LLC in King of Prussia. I completed my internship in Clinical Psychology at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Additional clinical experiences include the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, the Family Health Psychology Center, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Children’s Seashore House of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center, Notre École (Paris), Ramapo-Anchorage Camp (Rhinebeck, NY), LaRabida Children's Hospital (Chicago), and the DePaul Community Mental Health Center.


I have been a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) since 2006 and was grandfathered in as a C-IAYT, a certified yoga therapist, in 2017 when IAYT began certifying yoga therapists. I was a Board member and Newsletter Editor of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists from May 2007 to June 2011. I am a member of PSCP, the American Psychological Association (APA), the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), and of the AFFIRM Network (Psychologists Affirming their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Family).


I have worked on a variety of research endeavors and been a teaching assistant in an academic setting. I have received a number of awards, scholarships, and honors. And I have published and presented; many of these articles and presentations were under former legal names, Christine J. Ware and Christine L. Jeuland:




Ware, C. J. (2009, July/Aug). Relaxing into motherhood with prenatal yoga and massage. Yoga Living, 11(1), 40. Download PDF.


Ware, C. (2009, winter). Times of transition: Adapting to change.The Connection: The Birth Center Newsletter, 6. Download PDF.


Ware, C. J. (2007, July/Aug). The intersection of yoga and psychotherapy. Yoga Living, 9(1), 30, 32-33, 49. Download PDF.


Ware, C. J. (2007, June). Yoga and psychotherapy. Yoga Therapy in Practice, 3(2), 15-17. Download PDF.


Ware, C. J. (2007, Jan/Feb). Yoga, meditation, and psychotherapy. Yoga Living, 8(4), 12-13. Download PDF.


Ware, C. (2006, Nov/Dec). Yoga for children and adolescents.Yoga Living, 8(3), 28. Download PDF.


Ware, C. J. (2005). Yoga in a partial hospitalization program: The effects on at-risk youth. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 66 (1-B), 581. (UMI No. AAI3162964, ISSN 0419-4217)


Boyer, B.A., Ware, C. J., Knolls, M.L., & Kafkalas, C.M. (2003). Posttraumatic stress among families experiencing pediatric spinal cord injuries: A replication. SCI Psychosocial Process, 16, 85-94.


Reviewer for Roberts, M. C. (Ed.). (2003). Handbook of Pediatric Psychology (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.


Ware, C. J., Faust Sloss, C., Chugh, C., & Budd, K. S. (2002). Adaptations of the Denver II scoring system to assess the developmental status of children with medically complex conditions. Children’s Health Care, 31, 255-272.


Jason, L. A., Pratt, T., Ware, C. J., Chimata, R., Bangi, A., & Johnson, D. (2002). Social activists: Lessons for community psychology. International Journal of Group Tensions, 31, 103-122.


Ware, C. J. (2001). Motivations and perspectives of foster parents of children with medically complex conditions. Unpublished master’s thesis, DePaul University, Chicago.


A number of other manuscripts remain in preparation.



Professional Presentations:


Ware, C.J. (2010, April). Yoga and Meditation: Psychotherapeutic Applications of these Mind-Body Practices. Presentation for the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychology’s Continuing Education Program, Mind-Body Services, Havertown, PA.


Ware, C.J. (2007, June). Mind-body practices: Integrating yoga, meditation and psychotherapy. Presentation at the 2007 Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.


Ware, C. J. & Budd, K. S. (2002, August). Motivations of foster parents of children with medically complex conditions. Poster session presented at the 2002 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


Ware, C. J. & Budd, K. S. (2002, April). Foster parents’ perspectives: The positive and negative aspects of care for children with medically complex conditions. Paper presented at the 2002 Great Lakes Regional meeting on Child Health Psychology, Milwaukee, WI.


Ware, C. J., Faust Sloss, C., Chugh, C., & Budd, K. S. (2001, April). Adaptations of the Denver II scoring system to assess the developmental status of children with medically complex conditions. Poster session presented at the Eighth Florida Child Health Psychology Conference, Gainesville, FL. Poster session presented again in May 2001 at the Sixth Annual Psychology Night, Chicago, IL.


Rodinsky, H. & Jeuland, C. L. (2000, March). Evaluation of changes in authoritarian attitudes and volunteer motives among students in mandatory experiential or community-based service learning courses. Poster session presented at the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD, and at the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.



Academic & Educational Presentations:


Ware, C.J. (2005, March). Yoga: Awareness of Body, Breath, and Mind. Presentation, discussion, yoga demonstration, and teaching of yoga at Villanova University, Villanova, PA during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.


Ware, C.J. (2005, March). Yoga and psychotherapy. Presentation at the Villanova University Counseling Center, Villanova, PA.


Ware, C.J., Aversa-Gallagher, J., Rost, R., et al. (2005, Feb.). Sexual Assault and Rape Trauma Syndrome. Panel Discussion at Villanova University, Villanova, PA.


Ware, C.J. (2005, January). The Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Presentation at Villanova University, Villanova, PA.


Ware, C.J. (2004, June). Yoga and psychotherapy. Presentation at the University of Pennsylvania Counseling and Psychological Services, Philadelphia, PA.


Ware, C. J. (2002, April). Yoga and psychotherapy. Guest lecture presented at the University of Illinois Counseling Center Professional Issues Seminar, Chicago, IL.


Ware, C. J. (2001, February). Motivations and perspectives of foster parents of children with medically fragile conditions. Presentation at DePaul University, Chicago, IL.


Jeuland, C. (1999, Spring). Views and traditions concerning mental health care in Kathmandu’s Tibetan community. Presentation to the Religion Department faculty of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.








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