Evelina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Art Therapist. She received her BA in Anthropology, MA in International Policy and Administration from the University of Florida, and MA in Art Therapy and Counselling from the Art Institute of Chicago. She had engaged in teaching, research, and clinical work in Lithuania, Uganda, Brazil, Spain, Colombia, Guatemala, and the US, where she has gained extensive work experience in culturally and structurally diverse contexts. As a Youth Program Coordinator in Guatemala, she served as a liaison among non-profit organizations, public schools, and community centers. As a licensed clinical counselor and art therapist she has provided counseling to diverse populations in various community mental health settings and schools in greater New Orleans. Evelina has completed trainings in Theraplay and Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). She is pursuing studies in psychoanalytic psychotherapy program at the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center. Evelina communicates in English, Spanish, Lithuanian, Russian, and beginner Portuguese.