Yerneika Lopez is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. Yerneika has experience teaching children with autism, mentoring inner city youth and developing Civil Service exams for uniformed service titles. No matter her job description, Yerneika brings her passion to heal, help and understand others into the spaces she occupies. As
a teacher for children with autism, Yerneika was first introduced to art therapy and inspired to pursue that career track. This pursuit has turned Yerneika into an advocate for art therapy because it is a language that everyone can speak, does not require any artistic skill and offers expression by use of various art materials.
In addition to an expressive therapy approach, Yerneika has training in trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, person-centered therapy and art therapy influenced Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy. As a graduate of Long Island University Post’s Clinical Art Therapy program and Teachers College at Columbia University Master’s Program in Developmental Psychology, Yerneika has been able to join her creative side with her educational background in psychology to create a space where others can benefit from the healing power of art.