Gaby graduated Cum Laude as graphic designer from UDEM in Monterrey, Mexico in 2003. She moved to New York City and worked in the advertising industry as a graphic designer and later as an art director. Her interest in creativity, child development, human connections and in providing a nurturing environment for vulnerable populations led her to pursue a Masters degree in Art Therapy from School of Visual Arts, graduating in 2009. As a registered and board certified art therapist, (ATR-BC) Gaby worked at NYU Langone Medical Center where her leadership skills took her to move quickly into a senior role and became coordinator of services for 3 pediatric units. During that time she gained experience with medically fragile children, adolescents and young adults and participated in various conferences as a presenter. She has been a guest lecturer at NYU University, at Long Island University and St. Mary's University. Currently teaching at University of the Incarnate Word an introduction to art therapy course. Since 2012, Gaby has supervised and provided mentorship to multiple students in the Mental Health field tracks.
In 2013 Gaby relocated to San Antonio. In these past years she has worked at Methodist Children's hospital through Tracy's Kids - a grant based art therapy program born in Washington DC. She has also done contract work with organizations such as Center for Health Care Services and The Epilepsy Foundation. Gaby is active participant and advocate of Art Therapy through various local events in the San Antonio community and throughout her teaching experiences with middle school students and undergraduates.
For the last 7 years she has been leading enrichment services at her home-studio in individual and group sessions. In 2023 she has added Clay Field as part of her services. She is currently being supervised as she continues her training in this modality.
Gaby has a deep interest on the growth and development of all individuals regardless of age and abilities; all cultures and all walks of life.
Years of experience with underserved populations, missionary work, community work, clinical interventions and many volunteering hours, have lead her give birth to her Wellness Creative Studio. This project is the beginning of an inspiration she has held close to her heart for many years focusing on providing enrichment services to enhance life experiences.
She is a critical thinker, yet driven by her heart, who will work hard to help people find their authentic voice and to share their story.