Elizabeth is an Expressive Arts Therapist, Interdisciplinary Artist, and Arts Educator.
With over 10 years of experience, Elizabeth has worked in both private, organizational, and K-12 school settings, supporting individuals and families of all ages struggling with anxiety, loss, grief, depression, trauma, relationships, interpersonal violence, loss and grief, life transitions, chronic pain, ADHD, spectrum difficulties and moderate to severe learning differences. She provides LGBTQIA+ affirming and client centered care.
With the foundation of a caring and trusted therapeutic relationship, Elizabeth supports her clients in connecting to their innate creativity and resilience through drawing, painting, sculpting, moving, singing, and writing. Any level of art experience is welcome, as Elizabeth gently guides her clients through a restorative creative process for personal reflection, self expression, coping, self-care, and healing.
Elizabeth works closely and collaboratively with client’s providers and the Aspiring Families team to provide clients with comprehensive and integrative interventions.
(Pronouns She, Her, Hers)
2018 Expressive Arts Institute, Expressive Arts Therapy Certification, San Diego, CA
2014 Learning Innovation Fellow, National Science Foundation, San Diego, CA
2006 Mindfulness Training Certificate, Deer Park Monastery, Escondido, CA
2005 Yoga Teacher Training, Noah Maze Yoga, Los Angeles, CA
2005 University of Santa Monica, Master of Arts in Psychology, LA, CA
1989 American University of Paris, Bachelor of Arts, French Literature, Paris, France
Expressive Arts Therapist, Arts Educator, Artist
- Expressive Arts Therapy with adults, adolescents, children, and groups.
- Creating customized interdisciplinary therapeutic, restorative and educational programming for museums, schools, and clinical settings, San Diego
- CA Schools include: JCCS, La Jolla High, La Jolla Elementary, Spreckels Elementary
- Clinical sites include: Vista Hill Parent Care and The LA Gay and Lesbian Center
She specializes in:
- Chronic Pain
- Grief and Loss
- Learning Difficulties
- LGBTQIA+ Affirming Care
- Life Transitions
- Terminal Illness
- Spectrum Difficulties
With the gentle foundation of a caring and trusting therapeutic relationship, Elizabeth supports her clients to connect to their innate creativity.
Elizabeth uses multiple mediums in her work including:
Any level of art experience is welcome, as Elizabeth gently guides you through the creative process for personal reflection, self expression, coping, self-care, and healing.
Elizabeth works closely and collaboratively with your providers and the Aspiring Families team to provide you with comprehensive and integrative interventions.