Creating more ease and openness in life 

Tammy Sifre, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Education and Training


As is the case with anyone, my work and approach is informed by my education, training and experience. I have a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (concentration in behavioral medicine and psychoneuroimmunology) from the University of Miami. I think like a researcher which has been honed with an additional 7 years of conducting research in Public Health and Public Policy (Abt Associates) and in Behavioral Medicine (Psychology Department at the University of Miami).


I am also influenced by Eastern cultures. At different periods over the last 28 years, I have practiced Tai Chi, Kung Fu, yoga and mindful meditation. I traveled and studied in Southeast Asia for one year learning about traditional approaches to health and healing.


My training in mindfulness includes an 8 week professional practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at UMASS , an intensive training in mindful eating (MB-EAT), 10 day Vipassana retreat, shorter retreats, and personal practice.  


I was a staff psychologist at the University of Miami Counseling Center for 8 years.