Growing up in California and getting a degree in fine arts, I moved to New York eight years ago to pursue a degree in art therapy. Today, I am a licensed Creative Arts Therapist, in order to help those who are suffering emotionally and mentally through the creative process.  Art therapists are trained not only in art, but in human development, psychology, and therapy as well, in order to be able to help others process, interpret, transform and create meaning from the various themes, metaphors, struggles, emotions, and memories that the creation of art may evoke. My own art work reflects the metaphor that beauty and meaning can be created from garbage and randomness.