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, LGBTQ support, sexual orientation, gender identity, loss and grief, life transitions, chronic pain, ADHD, spectrum difficulties and moderate to severe learning differences.

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.

Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in French, a master’s in Psychology, and a post graduate professional diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy. Elizabeth has exhibited her work at galleries and museums internationally, including Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University and Utah MOCA.

(Pronouns She, Her, Hers)

Education/Certification/Advanced Training 

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

Expertise in:

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Groups

She specializes in:

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBTQ
  • Life Transitions
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma
  • 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:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpting
  • Collaging
  • Movement
  • Poetry
  • Singing
  • Writing

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.