Anna Dinallo PhD, DOM

Core Candidate Assistant Professor
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration (residential and low residency)
DOM, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, New Mexico May 2023; PhD, Language Literacy & Sociocultural Studies: Emotional Literacy August 2017 Center for Health Policy Fellow, Mental Health Policy The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico; MA, Mental Health Care Counseling CACREP accredited May 2014 The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico New Mexico, Colorado, Licensed Mental Health Counselor M.S. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine August 2021 Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon Colorado, Licensed Acupuncturist, Sexual Trauma Specialist; BA, Psychology & Spanish May 2011 The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico; The Universitat Politècnica de València
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration (residential and low residency)
Counseling and Helping Relationships II. Fall 2023. Jungian Psychology. Spring 2023. Dream Psychology. Spring 2023. Human Growth and Development. Fall 2022. Counseling and Helping Relationships I. Fall 2022. Mindfulness-Based Counseling: Diagnosis and Interventions. Fall 2022.

Dr. Anna Dinallo is cross trained and licensed as a psychotherapist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Dinallo began her teaching career in El Salvador in post–civil war outdoor rural settings, and is deeply inspired by liberation psychology. They implore a contemplative education as a form of social justice work to inspire action oriented pedagogical approaches to counselor education. Some classroom frameworks Dr. Dinallo enjoys implementing include family systems, shamanic attachment work, and Daoist Five Element theory applied to counseling relationships. She is an avid Vedic Astrologer, and her current research includes ketamine assisted psychotherapy, and cross-cultural somatic typologies.

Her intention at Naropa is to create a unified field that is student-centered, compassionate, and a playful learning environment for diverse counselors in training. This year she is teaching Mindfulness, Human Growth and Development, and Jungian Psychology in the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, concentration in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling.


Current Research

  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and Shamanic Family Constellation
  • IRB approval 18-84 Sexual Trauma and Acupuncture Perspectives. Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.


  • Dinallo, A. (2022). Presentation Title “Trauma Informed Care: Acupuncture for Sexual Trauma.” Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine: Conference Disruptive Innovation. October 28–30.
  • Dinallo, A. (2019). A Reflection on Cupping Therapy and Historical Medical Dominance. Int J Complement Alt Med. 12(2):66‒68.
  • Dinallo, A. (2018). Yoga & Emotional Literacy. MOJ Yoga & Physical Therapy (3) 1.
  • Dinallo, A. (2017). “Family Emotional Literacy: A Critical Education Curriculum for Mental Health Promotion.”
  • Dinallo, A., Allison, G., & Juarez, M. (2017). Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Utilization Rates in New Mexico: Recommendations for Marketing and Mentorship between Professionals and Students. International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Med, 9(1), 00287.
  • Dinallo-Moya-García, A. (2016). Social and Emotional learning with Families. The Journal of Learning and Education.
  • Dinallo-Moya-García, A. & Allison, G. (2013). Excavating the Continuum of Mentorship within the Supplement Instruction Model and its Role in Creating Diverse Learning Environments. Impact and Effectiveness of Developmental Relationships.
  • Dinallo-Moya-García, A. (2011). Discovering Humanism Info Change: Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 1(2), 131‒146.

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