I hold an MA in Marriage & Family Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. I am an Associate-level Marriage & Family Therapist, and I am working towards my registration as an Art Therapist.
I love learning to better serve my clients, and I am constantly doing new trainings.
Somatic Experiencing (SE™) is a body-oriented therapeutic model applied in multiple professions. It is based on a multidisciplinary intersection of physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics and has been clinically applied for more than four decades. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.
I attended a 3-hour basic training in these principles.
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Teacher Training program is a 5-day program designed to help both community members and professionals learn how to teach the CRM skills to those in their own community thereby providing resiliency training to a wider net of the populace and creating capacity in local communities. Communities throughout the world are encouraged to infuse their unique cultural lens in order to increase the efficacy of the CRM Skills.
SEA is a 60-hour training, I learned to develop and deliver process-oriented arts experiences in school and community settings to improve emotional well-being, the social climate, and the learning environment.