Lara’s professional training is in the field of social work, for which she holds a master’s degree (MSW) from the University of South Florida and am recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS29542).
She works with clients from an empowerment perspective utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution-focused therapies and she is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Lara believes in an action-oriented approach and will always tell clients the truth while leaving space for self-exploration and growth in a warm and nurturing environment.
An additional bonus of her trained professionalism is that she is also certified in nutritional therapy. Virginia approaches her teaching with an overall care and attention to wellness of the mind, body and spirit. Virginia is actively working on a degree in nutritional sciences and psychology as well as consistently continuing her education and training in yoga and meditation.
The program is designed so that ‘non-musicians’ can access the magic, healing, uplifting powers of writing and playing music.
Angie has been providing art therapy services to teens and adults within residential treatment, partial-hospitalization, and intensive outpatient care for the past 5 years. In addition to serving the mental health community, Angie also works with children in palliative care and in private practice. Angie specializes in helping clients cope with grief and loss, trauma, psychosis, substance use, and dual-diagnoses. Her true passion is helping others heal through creation. She focuses on meeting clients where they are, with the intention of holding space for them to gain insight through creative expression. Angie encourages clients to meet themselves and others presently without judgment. She believes in sharing time and space to explore each individual’s intersectionality, maintaining cultural sensitivity, and helping clients create an authentic life worth living.