Sade Falana, PhD
Clinical Psychology Resident
Providing Psychological Evaluations and Therapy
Dr. Folasade 'Sade' Falana is a Psychology Resident at Behavioral Wellness Counseling Clinic, supervised by Dr. Monnica Williams. She earned her bachelors at St. John’s University and her doctorate at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Dr. Falana has engaged in both clinical, recovery, and community-centered endeavors on the island and the mainland for years.
Dr. Falana provides consultations, well-being webinars, educational workshops, speaking engagements, creative and scientific writing, and the healing practice of psychotherapy, both group and individual, within hospitals, clinics, organizations, and individual spaces.
As a therapist, Dr. Falana integrates mindfulness concepts with established cognitive-behavioral treatments, providing a holistic presence. She serves diverse backgrounds along the social support spectrum and her bilingualism allows her to serve in Spanish speaking communities.
Her research interests probe the nuanced relationship between substance use, particularly medical cannabis, and trauma with neurocognitive and psychospiritual themes.
Outside of academia, her zest for life thrives in writing, introspection, teaching on healing, connecting with others, and traveling. Dr. Falana has lived in Puerto Rico and Buenos Aires. She embodies the "student of life", embracing resistance and cultivating an emergent existence through spiritual practices and authentic living.