Vicky T. Lomay, Ph.D. is a Dinè psychologist in Arizona. She founded Tsinajini Psychology Services, PLLC, in 2010 and specializes in providing psychological services to American Indian communities. For over two decades, she has focused her direct clinical practice on developing and interweaving culturally appropriate methods into her assessment, testing, and individual psychotherapy work.
Dr. Lomay’s professional contributions include published works on developing and understanding cultural competency in neuropsychological/neurorehabilitation settings and understanding indigenous perspectives of hallucinations, visions and dreams. She has assisted in research towards developing a culturally sensitive dementia screening tool for Southwest tribal populations.
She completed her doctoral studies at Arizona State University in counseling psychology. She completed an APA-accredited clinical internship at the Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium in Columbia, Missouri. She went on to finish a research fellowship and postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at Barrow Neurological Institute/St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
She maintains strong ties to tribal traditions and the guiding principles and values of her Dinè identity continue to inform and guide her personally and professionally.
“Tsinajini” means Black Streaked Wood People and is one Dr. Lomay’s primary clans. The tree represents the continuation of this lineage. The juniper tree can be found on the mesas of her family’s ancestral homelands.