,Salina is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) working toward licensure in Texas. She specializes in working with individuals and families experiencing chronic pain. Often, grief, loss and trauma are part of the pain story. Salina provides art therapy, EMDR, and counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults.
Whether from illness or injury, chronic pain affects every aspect of a person’s life. Salina offers understanding and acceptance to her clients, and education and support to their families. She approaches chronic pain from a Biopsychosocial model, integrating the many areas of life that chronic pain affects including physical limitations, self-image, and personal relationships. Salina utilizes art therapy, mindfulness, and EMDR to help her clients reach their goals.
For many people, finding the right words to express what is going on inside can be difficult. Art materials can provide access to the language of color, and shape, allowing individuals to find new ways to communicate and more accurately relay their inner world.
Art therapy offers many benefits including increased self-awareness, social skills, the ability to manage behavior, increase self-esteem, and reduce anxiety.
To learn more about the profession of art therapy please visit the American Art Therapy Association. To find out more about local art therapists please visit the Art Therapy San Antonio Facebook page.
Salina is currently preparing for board certification exam to complete licensure for Texas.
2015 Post Master’s Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from Prescott College
2013 MA in Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio
2011 BA in Art from the University of Texas at San Antonio
Certified MARI Practitioner
American Counseling Association
Texas Counseling Association
American Art Therapy Association
South Texas Art Therapy Association