Trish Vernazza, M.A., MFT is the author of Women, Art and Mental Illness. She is a practicing Artist, Art Therapist, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and California Credentialed Instructor. Trish Vernazza's Resume
Trish is a 7-time recipient of Who's Who of American Women, a 5-time recipient of "Who's Who in America", and 3-time recipient of Who's Who in the World, along with being a collected artist. She chaired and Co-Chaired V-Day for NCAAWA, for 2006 and 2007 with producing the cover artwork for the program. She was also was honored with a grant from Serpent Source Foundation for Women, San Francisco and Hillsborough County Artist Grant. Trish has also appeared numerous times as a guest expert on NBC's reality TV
Show "Starting Over" along with representing CAMFT on KUSI News, San Diego
Ms. Vernazza is a graduate of New College of California, San Francisco, CA.
She received her certificate in Art Therapy at UC-Berkeley; CA. Trish has extensive experience facilitating groups and workshops for women, men and adolescents. She established co-ed art therapy groups at the San Francisco County Jails and assisted members of Berkeley Creative Living Center, CA; to display their art works in national and distinguished exhibitions.
Trish is known for her personal warmth, compassion, commitment to healing, health and inspiring others to discover and reach their potential. She works individually with adolescents, adults , couples and family counseling using various theories: psychodynamic, humanistic, eclectic and art therapy skills. She also facilitates a series of adults groups.
Her extensive employment and volunteer history of working with adolescents and adults extend in both the school districts, art facilities and mental health field. Various settings consist of Day Treatment Centers, locked and unlocked group homes, probationary schools and San Francisco County Jails, (Haight Ashbury Free Clinics). Many of the Individuals that she has treated in this settings have suffered from Schizophrenia, Delusions, Bipolar (manic -depression), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Psychosis, Disassociate Identity Disorder, Sexual Identity and Gender disorders. Many have personality disorders, physical and sexual abuse, incest with abandonment, grief, loss and multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, incarcerations and homelessness.