Marina Llanas, pronouns she/her/hers,theirs/they
Marina joins the Ampersand Team with a background in Youth and Family dynamics. She specializes in the mind-body impact of trauma and brings her passion for building resilience within individuals and communities. She has had the joy of working alongside youth and families in various capacities, including Day Treatment programming and crisis family counseling. Marina is continually inspired by the creativity, playfulness, and inner strength of young people. She loves listening deeply to youth and assisting them in finding creative ways to express and honor their strengths, needs, and desires. Marina aims to assist youth in being heard and respected while offering compassionate support to families as they work toward permanency.