Therapeutic Mentor with over 6 years of experience working with children of all ages in the community. She graduated from Lesley University with a bachelor's degree in Art Therapy in 2018 and went on to serve as an Americorps Member for City Year Los Angeles for 2018-2019 school year. Ornella has always wanted to wotk with art and children and believes in the importance of investing in the power of self expression through positive, impactful relationships.
A recent graduate of Boston University, Frances received her BFA in Theatre Arts Performance with an academic concentration in Applied Human Development and Psychology. Her five plus years of childcare and teaching experience coupled with her study of behavioral health and artistic practice has sparked an acute interest in the therapeutic potential of art making and play. She is ecstatic to be apart of ARTrelief's Therapeutic Mentor team working with children and adolescents to reach their goals and fullest potential.
I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2020, where I received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology and certificate in Social Work & Social Welfare. My 5 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in various settings has cultivated a passion for working with those of diverse backgrounds and communities. I have always enjoyed art-making and exploring different forms of self-expression, and as a Therapeutic Mentor, I am excited to build off of those interests even more through my work with youth.