About

Yvette Lyons Ph.D.
Yvette Lyons Ph.D.
Yvette Lyons Ph.D.
Yvette Lyons Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology, with a Specialty in Expressive Art Therapy

Dr. Yvette Lyons

Yvette Lyons, Ph.D. received her Doctoral in Clinical Psychology, with a Specialty in Expressive Art Therapy. She is a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist (C.E.A.T.) as well as a Certified Life Coach. As an educator, for the past decade, Dr. Lyons has been the Director of the Expressive Arts Therapy Department at the San Diego University for Integrative Studies. She has trained students from all over the world on Expressive Arts Therapy for Healing and Transformation. Additionally, Dr. Lyons has been teaching at the Master’s Degree and Doctoral level in the Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and Expressive Art Therapy since 2006.

 

Dr. Lyons has facilitated workshops in Expressive Arts Therapy as well as Mandala Assessment Research Inventory (MARI), and Sandtray Therapy. As a therapist, Dr. Lyons worked in individual therapy and group therapy.

She has worked in a variety of setting from private practice as well as San Diego County Mental Health Programs. She has consulted with county and private programs on the use of Expressive Arts with their organization and trained their therapists and employees. Dr. Lyons dedicates her life to education in Expressive Arts Therapy as well as increasing public awareness on how the arts are used for self-awareness, healing and transformation.

Education/Training
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Calif. Institute For Human Science, Encinitas, CA

  • Master’s in Marriage/Family Therapy, University For Humanistic Studies, Solana Beach, CA

  • B.A., Psychology, Sierra University, Costa Mesa, CA

  • Certified Life Coach, Specializing in Mindfulness & Wellness Coaching

  • Certified Sandtray World Play Therapist, Vision Quest, Oakland, CA

  • Certified MARI (Mandala Assessment Research Inventory) Teacher Trainer

  • Certified Yoga Teacher (Anahatha Yoga), Encinitas, CA 
Carla Bittencourt, M.A.
Carla Bittencourt, M.A.
Carla Bittencourt, M.A.
Carla Bittencourt, M.A.
Clinical Psychology, with a Specialty in Expressive Art Therapy

Carla Bittencourt, M.A.

Carla Bittencourt, M.A. in Counseling Psychology with emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy. Also studied Gestalt-therapy at Pacific Gestalt Institute in Los Angeles. Currently working with individual and group therapy, workshops and trainings at Live your Art Studio in Carlsbad, CA and San Diego area.

Carla’s main focus is mindfulness. The benefits of mindfulness practice has been experienced for thousand years, from east to west, from religion to science. Her work is based on a relational approach, which the goal is to support people to enhance their mindfulness, be more creative while dealing with life situations and relationships and becoming more authentic. This approach can be used with any population from child to elderly, any health conditions physical or mental and many life issues as depression, anxiety, trauma, etc.

Today, Carla is combining her knowledge in mindfulness and creative therapies with individual and group therapy, workshops and trainings in a private practice and off-site locations.

Education
  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology

  • B.A.,Behavioral Sciences

  • Studied Gestalt-therapy at Pacific Gestalt Institute in Los Angeles
Anita Vaccaro, M.A.
Anita Vaccaro, M.A.
Anita Vaccaro, M.A.
Anita Vaccaro, M.A.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in the Behavioral Sciences

Anita Vaccaro, M.A.

Anita Vaccaro, M.A., began working in the field of Psychology since 1996. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in the Behavioral Sciences.  After working in the field for 22 years Anita became interested in  neuroscience and neurophysiology which led to her interest in the healing arts of sound, meditation, and mindfulness.

Anita is currently leading sound bath meditations and facilitating sound bath workshops in Mission Viejo and Carlsbad California.  She is also incorporating sound and meditation in her psychology practice.

Education
  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology

  • B.A.,Behavioral Sciences

 

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