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Erin L. Olivo, PHD | Co-Founder and Executive Clinical Director, Center for Wise Mind Living


Co-Founder and Executive Clinical Director,

Center for Wise Mind Living (CWML)

Dr. Olivo’s approach is solution-focused and draws from the philosophical traditions of mindfulness, positive psychology, cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. She teaches mindfulness-based exercises and lifestyle skills to help change the way you think, feel, and behave in situations where stress or difficult emotions arise. She teaches her clients how to identify and manage their emotions, reduce stress, and achieve a more balanced approach to life that she calls Wise Mind Living. 

Erin Olivo, Ph.D., MPH, is the author of Wise Mind Living: Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Life, and is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 28 years experience treating patients and executive clients. In addition to her role as Co-Founder and Executive Clinical Director at the Center for Wise Mind Living, Dr. Olivo is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College. From 2004-2016 she held a faculty appointment at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. During her time at Columbia she served as the Director of the Columbia Integrative Medicine Program, where she conducted research on the impact of mindfulness meditation for patients with chronic and acute illnesses. 


Dr. Olivo earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Duke University.  She earned Master’s Degrees in both Public Health and Social Work and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Psychology all from Columbia University.  Dr. Olivo also has intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Clinical Hypnosis.


Dr. Olivo works with adults, teenagers and families who are experiencing difficulties dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, chronic illness or problems such as self-destructive behavior, addictions, and over-eating.

Dr. Olivo also offers personalized coaching services to executives and organizations. She works with individual clients and teams to enhance effectiveness and productivity, improve communication skills, increase emotional intelligence and promote work/life balance. 

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