Travis Spencer

Executive Director at Institute of African American Mindfulness

Travis Spencer is a mental health therapist and mindfulness teacher/facilitator. Over the years, Travis generously dedicated himself to serving Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) through counseling, adults, teens, children, and families.

Travis is a mental health coordinator for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (IBme) retreats in Virginia and in California. iBme mission is to provide in-depth, highly relational mindfulness programming for youth and the parents and professionals who support them.
Additionally, Travis established:

  • The Institute of African American Mindfulness (IAAM). IAAM is a healing and wellness organization that supports the natural capacity of African Americans and Allies to live in an inclusive community devoted to Mindful Living.  
  • The Mindful Teen Circles (MTC) at Georgetown. Mindful Teen Circles at Georgetown’s mission is to create an inclusive healing-centered community of practice that employs mindfulness to support the psychosocial development of teens (Identity versus Confusion).
  • The Mindful Teens of Color at  Taratibu Youth Association (TYA). MTC at TYA supports African-Amerian teens and other teens of color by creating a mindful environment to foster (1) physical, (2) mental, (3) social, and (4) emotional well-being.

Travis is a graduate of Trinity Washington University with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Travis fosters ongoing relationships and partnerships with Educare DC, Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC. He is an active member of the Early Childhood Innovation Network - MedStar Georgetown (ECIN).