Dr. Rahmat is the Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow of Psychology at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She also works as an adjunct professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Marshall University and her PsyD from Alliant International University. Her dissertation focused on creating compassion-based training and a professional development manual for educator well-being. She was the founder of a successful health and fitness startup and has worked as a certified yoga, mindfulness, and meditation instructor for over twenty-five years. She holds multiple certifications, including Clinical Trauma Professional, Advanced Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Mindfulness in Schools and Classrooms, Trauma-Sensitive Schools, Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery Mental Health Crisis Interventions, Responding to Acute Traumatic Stressors in Schools, and Cultivating a Multicultural Lens Through the Compassionate Classroom. She also has acquired specialized training in mindfulness-based and compassion-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, through the Cambridge Health Alliance affiliated with the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry and holds a certificate in Self-Compassion and Psychotherapy through the Center of Mindful Self Compassion. She is passionate about teaching and creating change through advocacy for equitable education and mental health opportunities and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ) through culturally responsive pedagogy, curriculum, and educational support. In her spare time, she teaches Mindful Self-Compassion courses to students, educators, and therapists in training. Current projects include a collaborative scoping literature review on compassion and adult well-being and authoring the chapter, Creating a Trauma-Sensitive, Culturally Sustaining, Compassion-Based Well-Being Program For Students of Minoritized Identities in the upcoming book, Healing While Studying.
Her research interests include compassion-based programs and initiatives for well-being, trauma-sensitive mindfulness, culturally responsive pedagogy, and equitable mental health in schools.