Ingrid is a Colombian immigrant who has called San Diego home for 20+ years. She finds joy in living in this borderland, as it invites her to live and play in the richness of bilingual and multicultural spaces.
She studied psychology in Colombia and continued to follow her passion for supporting and growing in community through a certification in Substance Use Counseling, a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy. Ingrid strives to promote and co-create spaces where marginalized stories and people’s voices are invited and uplifted; her work is inspired and guided by curiosity, imagination, playfulness, collaboration, and a relational ethic of mutual care.
Ingrid has worked in community mental health settings for the past 16 years – 7 as a licensed clinician, providing linguistically and culturally sensitive services to a diversity of communities including refugees, immigrants, the LGBTQI+ community, social services workers, people in unhealthy relationships with substance use, couples and families, people in the criminal justice system, and communities impacted by HIV. She is actively engaged in the promotion of professional growth and support for psychotherapists; she is a co-founder and facilitator of the Art Flow Collective, a group of practitioners of color who facilitate art-driven explorations and healing through expressive arts therapy workshops and retreats. Ingrid has recently started an independent psychotherapy practice.