Credentials

CURRENT LICENSURE:

  • ATR-Licensed by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, National Registered Art Therapist
  • LCPC- Licensed by the Nevada Board of Examiners for MFT and CPC counselors. 

 CAREER-RELATED EXPERIENCE:

Art Therapist at Eden Art Therapy, Las Vegas, NV (2011-Present)

  • Counsel individuals and families suffering from addition issues, behavioral issues, trauma, neurological disorders, grief/loss, attachment disorders, and life transitions

Art Therapist at Cleveland Clinic/ Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas, NV (2017-present)

  • Facilitating art therapy groups for patients and caregivers

    Art Therapist at Desert Hope Recovery Center, Las Vegas, NV (2014 – Present)

    • Counseled individuals and families suffering from addition issues, behavioral issues, trauma, neurological disorders, grief/loss, attachment disorders, and life transitions

    Art Therapist at Destinations to Recovery, Las Vegas, NV (2015-2017)

    • Counseled individuals and families suffering from addition issues, behavioral issues, trauma, neurological disorders, grief/loss, attachment disorders, and life transitionsrt 

    Therapist at A Better Tomorrow Recovery Center, Las Vegas, NV (2013-2015)

    • Counseled individuals and families suffering from addition issues, behavioral issues, trauma, neurological disorders, grief/loss, attachment disorders, and life transitions

    Art Therapist at Compass Behavioral Health, Las Vegas, NV (2013-2014)

    • Counseled individuals and families with behavioral issues, trauma, neurological disorders, grief/loss, attachment disorders, and life transitions

    Art therapist at the 18th Judicial District of the District Attorney’s office, Centennial, CO (2009-2010)

    • Counseled individuals and families with addictions, trauma, neurological disorders, grief/loss, attachment disorders, and criminal mentality

    Art Therapist/Mentor at The Other Side of Arts, Aurora, CO (2009-2010)

    • Worked side by side with 65 children and adolescents at a open art studio

    Art Therapist Intern at Family Self-Sufficiency Center, Boulder, CO (2008)

    • Counseled individuals and families • Facilitated group therapy

    Naropa University Community Art Studio Mentor for Teens (2008)

    • Co-facilitated open art studio for adolescents• Implemented art activities

    S.O.P.H.E’s National Conference: Society for Public Health Education (2006)

    • Invited Speaker: Topic: “Sex Workers and Addiction”

    Student Counselor UNLV Center for Individual, Couple & Family Counseling (2006)

    • Counseled adult individuals in career, addictions, behavior modification

    Co-facilitated group workshop with Mary Padlak addressing childhood trauma (2006)

    • Lead art therapy experiential for 30 participants ages 21 to 65

    Graduate Assistant at UNLV to Larry Ashley, Ed.S, LADC, CPGC (2005-2006)

    • Responsibilities included teaching, research, community outreach, fundraising, and daily administrative duties.

    Trained in “Seeking Safety” – a model for treating PTSD and Substance Abuse

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

    MA in Transpersonal Psychology Counseling/Art Therapy, Naropa University, 2010

    • Thesis available by request: Using Art As Therapy to Help Regulate Comorbid Behaviors in a Mandated Client

    Community Peacemaker, Peacemaker Institute, Boulder (2008)

    Studied MA in Community Counseling/Addiction program, UNLV (2005-2006)

    BA in Psychology, UNLV (2005)

    EDUCATIONAL AWARDS/HONORS:

    Graduate

    • Regent Award for Research/Community Educator in Eating Disorders Treatment

    • Elected President of S.O.A.P, Student Organization of Addiction Professionals.

    Undergraduate

    • Dean’s List • National Society of Collegiate Scholars • Golden Key International Honour Society

    ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

    • Member of the ACA &  AATA
    •  Awakenings Center of Las Vegas, Board Member involved in fundraising, documentary filmmaking, event coordination
    • Blind Center of Nevada, Volunteer
    • Covenant of Love, Volunteer, Las Vegas
    •  Safe Nest, Volunteer, Las Vegas

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