I hold a master’s in psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy /Art Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute. I completed my undergraduate work at Mount St. Mary’s College (now, Mount St. Mary’s University) and received a bachelor’s in psychology. Prior to graduate studies, I worked at a group home for four years with adolescent males on probation. This was an unforgettable experience as a residential counselor that lead to my passion for working with at-risk youth in greater Los Angeles. While in graduate school, I continued to work with at-risk youth, co-facilitating art focused anger management groups and art therapy groups. I then provided individual therapy to elementary aged children and their families with the school-based program at Phillips Graduate Institute. This provided me with a unique opportunity to showcase my talents as an art therapist, creating individualized client-focused art therapy interventions. I was also fortunate to be the recipient of the 2013-14 California Educational MFT Stipend for the Greater Los Angeles Consortium.
I gained my clinical experience working with
a DMH contracted agency where I provide individual and family psychotherapy
to children aged 3-16 and their families in their homes, school,
and clinical settings, both in English and
Spanish. I later returned to my passion of working with
at-risk youth in residential treatment as a residential therapist.
I am trained in Seeking Safety and RRSR (Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk). I am currently a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) and AATA (American Art Therapy Association). I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (IMFT #81005/Art therapist) working towards my art therapy registration under the supervision of Pamela Georgette, LMFT, ATR, Marriage and Family Therapist MFC #49929/ Registered Art Therapist. More can be learned about Pamela and her practice at www.createachange.net