As a client-centered therapist, I take a collaborative approach to provide strengths-based and culturally conscious support that is personalized to your unique circumstances, and grounded in an atmosphere of safety and trust. I offer you compassion, curiosity, and non-judgment, and recognize the courage it takes to enter therapy in search of growth and change.
My approach includes guiding you through compassionate exploration of your experiences and circumstances, while helping you discover how to restore balance to the ways you interact with yourself, with others, and your overall way of being in the world. I truly believe we all have the innate capacity to grow and heal from painful, difficult, and traumatic experiences, and that we need not be defined by them. There is a hopeful new chapter that awaits you, and it would be an honor to guide you in this process.
My experience includes offering individual and group therapy, collaborative family support, and advocacy at a K-8 school; providing art-based studio groups for women in transitional housing; and an art therapy and trauma service project to offer support to Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica. I seek regular trainings relevant to Internal Family Systems (IFS), trauma, neuroscience, best practices in art therapy, cross-cultural issues, telehealth considerations, and resilience approaches.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level I Graduate #506
American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Member
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Member
*All sessions currently offered by telehealth during the COVID pandemic.
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #119864
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #8016
Provisional Art Therapist #20-261
Supervised at Soul Centric Counseling by Karla Amanda Brown, LMFT