I have been committed to working with children, adolescents, families and adults through the arts and healing for over the past 15 years. My experiences in community arts leadership inspired me to become a therapist. I developed arts leadership and yoga programs for pregnant and parenting teens at the YWCA, local public schools and currently run Dance For All a therapeutic movement program of UCLArts and Healing.
I received my education from Loyola Marymount University’s Marital and Family Therapy program with a specialization in Clinical Art Therapy. I trained in providing art therapy to children, adolescents, families and adults at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, The HELP Group, Masada Homes and The Maple Counseling Center. I currently run Art Therapy groups for teens in recovery at Paradigm Malibu.
I currently bring my multidisciplinary background of movement, yoga and clinical art psychotherapy to a practice specializing in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, loneliness, creative blocks and challenges, struggles with identity, self-esteem and purpose, and feelings of grief and loss. I work with individuals, families, children, teens, groups and have several years of experience working with developmentally disabled teens and adults.
I am committed to providing educational opportunities for therapists in the field and currently co-chair the Expressive Arts special interest group of the Los Angeles chapter of CAMFT and provide education on wellness skills to UCLA undergraduate students through UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine’s Creative Minds program.
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