Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
Supervised by Giovanni Trimble (JS Very), LMFT 107074
What to expect from our Psychotherapy sessions
Lady is a first-generation Filipina-American and a Los Angeles native. She holds a masters in Art Therapy from School of Visual Arts New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in California. She has 6 years of clinical experience using art-based interventions with adolescents, transitional-age youth (TAY), LGBTQIA+ folx, adults, and families. Lady has worked in a variety of settings including duo-diagnosed patients at a hospital outpatient program, families involved with ACS/DCFS, adolescents in short term treatment programs, clients in a prison setting, and unhoused youth/TAY youth in a residential program. Throughout her career, her focus has always been client-centered, empowering them to find their authentic self in not just a safe space but a “brave” space. As a woman of color, Lady is a strong advocate to de-stigmatize mental health especially in the BIPOC community, where healing through therapy should be easily accessible and not just a privilege. When she is off-the-clock, you can find Lady spending time with her two silly dogs or trying a new ice cream or boba flavor supporting her favorite local community spots.
I knew I would be a great addition to the Chosen Family team as my warm and
open-minded personality creates the foundation of offering a safe and supportive space for clients. I was chosen to be part of the anti-racism group to attend the
NCTSN: Being Anti-Racist is Central to Trauma-Informed Care Virtual Summit Day through the
HHYP (Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership).
• Experience providing weekly art therapy groups across program areas while promoting a safe space in a highly diverse, multicultural, and LGBTQIA affirmative environment.
Clinical program serves individuals, 18 years of age or older, who are dually diagnosed with both an intellectual disability and a co-occurring psychiatric disorder or emotional health issue/crisis
• Facilitated art therapy groups (mural, woman's group, and creative writing) and provided art therapy individual counseling
Areas of Focus
Throughout my career, my focus has always been client centered, and meeting where
clients are at, empowering them to find their authentic self.
I have extensive experience working with adolescents, TAY youth, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+
individuals. In my previous position, working with unhoused youth at Youth Emerging Stronger
(YES), we emphasized the importance of providing an accepting space, affirming diversity.
My clinical approach is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and art therapy
interventions. I am always growing as a clinician and a life-long learner, eager for
empowerment and growth opportunities.
MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES School of Visual Arts
New York, NY, Class of 2014
Art Therapy, Concentration: Addictionology
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA, Class of 2008
Psychology, Concentration: Individual & Family
ART THERAPY REGISTERED-BOARD CERTIFIED (ATR-BC)
CA BOARD OF BEHAVORIAL SCIENCES
Registered Associate Professional Clinical
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