PhD LMFT ATR-BC
Chicana Artist and Social Emotional Learning Consultant
Berenice is a Spanish speaking Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist, illustrator, community muralist, and multimedia artist. She is an immigrant from La Piedad, Michoacán, Mexico and has found herself straddling intertwined cultural and subcultural identities her entire life. She has illustrated an award winning book "Am I Blue or am I Green?" that explores the identity and impact of a young boy's life with parents that are undocumented in the United States.
Berenice strives to document and encourage the creation of communal cultural wealth through murals, sculpture, pop up art galleries and in the co-creation of counter stories. Berenice believes that there is an importance in representation and sees art expression as a means to both amplify the voices of BIPOC and disseminate the stories and struggles of their community where it can be witnessed on a grand scale.
Berenice is a Chicano Park muralist, has a doctorate in Art Therapy and is a (SEL) social emotional learning consultant to The New Children's Museum in San Diego California. She has her own private practice. Her work has appeared in many galleries and group shows including at the Havana Biennale with RevARTE, Insite 97 as a member of BAW/TAF (Border Arts Workshop/Taller Arte Fronterizo) and the Tamaro Contemporary Art Exhibit in Tokyo, Japan.