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Associate Director UF Mindfulness Research

Ana Puig, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor and qualified supervisor in the state of Florida and a National Certified Counselor. She has almost 30 years of clinical experience working with clients using holistic wellness and humanistic frameworks, and holds a Spirituality and Health certificate from the Center for Spirituality and Health at the University of Florida (UF). She has been a Counselor Educator and Research Director of the Office of Educational Research at UF and has conducted research on creativity, counselor burnout and wellness, and mindfulness in counseling and healthcare and published articles focusing on related topics over the last 15 years. Ana serves as Associate Director of Research for the UF Mindfulness program and the Center for Spirituality & Health.  She participated in a team of College of Education faculty offering a series of online mindfulness group events focusing on enhancing social connection and unpacking racism and bias during the COVID pandemic. 

One of her favorite quotes

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." 

– The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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