I arrived into the world of therapy through life’s experiences when my son started suffering from anxiety at age six. I searched for ways to help him, one therapy to another for an extensive amount of time with no help. My frustration as a mother allowed me to continue my search for the best solution. Then I started to create. The arts provided a place for me to express my distress and externalize my pain. Friends noticed my work and asked to learn and asked to join. My garage, in San Diego, California, turned into an art studio for the neighborhood and community. From a small group of moms, it transformed to a safe place of creativity, expression and an outlet for all.
At the same time, I observed how the arts, specifically music, helped my son. Music became his outlet, his form of expression and even a way for us to communicate. I discovered the power of arts as a powerful tool for communication. I saw the power of the arts and the impact it can have, so I decided to study expressive arts therapy and psychology, masters degree at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. Soon enough, I was treating youth and adolescence and adults. People came to me from all areas of struggle: depression, grief, cognitive impairment, suicide ideation, trauma and more.
With the years of experience with a variety of populations, I created the DeepARTure method, to train all therapist how to use the arts in therapy. Today I train therapists worldwide with this method. In addition, I teach how to use the arts as a method of self care to avoid counter transference or burn out. If you know someone who is struggling with pain so deep that talking simply is not enough, refer them to me and I would love the opportunity to help them gain resources to live a better life.
European Graduate School
Lone Soldier Discount
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
Expressive Arts Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)