Berenice V. Badillo, PhD LMFT ATR-BC

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

Berenice is a Spanish speaking Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, board certified Art Therapist, community muralist, and multimedia artist. She is an immigrant from La Piedad, Michoacán, Mexico and has found herself straddling the many worlds of intertwined cultural and subcultural identities throughout her life. Berenice has worked in communities of socioeconomic need and has extensive experience in working with people on issues of depression, complex trauma, bereavement, drug and alcohol use. She is certified in (EMDR) Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing, (TFT) Thought Field Therapy, and trained in short term therapies that include but are not limited to (MI) Motivational Interviewing, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Berenice utilizes art therapy and community art to co-create collective platforms where inequalities can be identified and explored, in creating dialogue and validating other cultural perspectives not belonging to the dominant society.

Education & Experience

Phd in Art Psychotherapy -Notre Dame de Namur 2018 MA in Marriage and Family Therapy- Loyola Marymount University 2006 MA in Education (CBB)- San Diego State University 2003 BS in Human Services- Springfield College 2001

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Sliding Scale