I also work in academia as an adjunct faculty at Alliant International University for the: Couple and Family Therapy PsyD program, Organizational Psychology PhD program, and Clinical PhD program. I choose to work in academia because I love mentoring students and supporting them in becoming competent and caring professionals. I also choose to work in academia because I have a strong interest in research, and it allows me to collaborate with other faculty on several interesting research projects. My research interests include: mindfulness for children and families, art therapy techniques, trauma-informed care, parent-child relationships, sibling relationships, and more! Currently, I am working on a program evaluation for a preventative, trauma-informed care, mindfulness and art-based curriculum that I am implementing as a pilot program in public schools in Pasadena Unified School District. I am also working on a project that shows empirical support for a Four Drawing Art Therapy Trauma and Resiliency Protocol for treating trauma symptoms. If you are interested in inviting me to teach, guest lecture, or collaborate on research, please contact me! Also, please note, that if we are working together in a clinical setting, my private practice schedule does shift throughout the year based on my teaching schedule.