Hi, I’m Libra.
I am a dreamer, an artist, a sensitive, goofy soul. Creative expression is my driving force.
I began my career as an interior designer from the ground up, working for other more seasoned designers, learning the ropes, and absorbing everything I could. In 2013, I opened my own design studio and loved it! My clients taught me so much with each project and I enjoyed being at the helm of my own ship. Then 2020 rolled around and I felt the call to something deeper; I began questioning my purpose.
This mid-life transformation had me reaching deep into the heart of me, wondering what do I want to be? Who do I want to work with? What is my true vocation? I decided to become a therapist. This was no small feat, however. Because I had dropped out of college way back when, first I would have to finish my undergrad before going on to graduate school. This was a much bigger challenge than I had wanted, but what could I do? I knew it was the way, and I didn’t want to waste anytime. 1. Finish Bachelor’s degree; 2. get Master’s and do clinical hours; 3. take LMFT exam. A simplified outline, a five year adventure.
In May 2022, Step 1 was completed: I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).
Currently, I am working on Step 2: I am a graduate student in the Expressive Arts Therapy program, in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology department, also at CIIS.
It is hard? Uh, yep. Very. And, that which is worth while is worth doing. It is truly never too late to connect with your soul’s calling and follow a dream.
On this site I’ll be sharing things related to my school journey at CIIS, such as final papers and projects, interesting articles on psychology, personal growth, dreaming, art & creativity, healing trauma, as well as spiritual topics.
Let’s journey together!
Symbols. Science. Soul. Heart. Dreaming. Healing. Psychology. Art.
“We may not have chosen the time, but the time has chosen us.” -John Lewis