Yael & Dr. Paula

Yael Bat-Shimon is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Workshop Presenter and writer. Dr. Paula M. Smith is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist & Workshop Presenter, Imago Faculty Candidate, adjunct professor and published author. Yael & Paula have been married for 16 years and in 2011, they co-founded Imago Relationships Providence.

An interracial couple who has been using Imago dialogue and principles to explore and heal the deeply-rooted dynamics of white privilege and Black oppression in their relationship, Yael and Paula bring compassion, empathy and hard-earned personal racialized experience and understanding to their trainings and workshops. They see themselves as students of life on a continuous quest to practice love, social justice, and cultural and relational intelligence.

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