Jillynn Garcia, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LMFT (she/her/ella)

Jillynn Garcia

Adjunct faculty, art therapy
Licensed Certified Art Therapist; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; and certified Ecotherapist

Teaches:

AT 545 Equity-Based Community Interventions in Art Therapy; AT 580 Art Therapy Practicum

Researches and specializes in:

Eco-Art Therapy, LGBTQIA+, Children and Adolescents, Trauma


Jillynn (pronounced Jill-Lynn) is a Licensed Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Ecotherapist who brings her passion for art and the non-human world to her work as a clinical supervisor, clinician, and educator.

She graduated with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Studio Art from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and then went on to receive a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University.

She has spent the past 22 years working in a variety of residential, day treatment, and therapeutic school settings with children, adolescents, and families who have been significantly impacted by systemic oppression, relational abuse and mental health challenges. In addition to providing individual and family therapy, she facilitates regular eco-art therapy and community building art therapy groups for teens and young adults.

Jillynn approaches her work using a systems lens and strengths-based approach. She believes we can learn a lot about ourselves, our strengths and challenges, and our connections to others and the world we live in by turning to art and nature. Jillynn believes that expanding our intersectional understanding of ourselves and our clients to include our relationship to the non-human world can increase our sense of interconnectedness and guide us on our path towards wellness in an equitable and non-harming manner.

When not working, Jillynn spends as much time as possible in nature, painting, paddle boarding, and connecting with her family.