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More about me

Passionate About Inspiring Others

I have a degree in psychology from Universidad de Los Andes, a master's in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and I am currently a Ph.D. student of Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. I am also a Registered Board-Certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association.

I am also an avid student, enjoy presenting at International mental health conferences, and I am a published author. My native tongue is Spanish, but I am fluent in English. I am also a 300HR Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, focusing my practice on the connection between the ancient science of yoga and mental health. 

Special Interests

·       Attachment and Relationship Issues

·       Migration, Acculturation, Adjustment to Change & Grief

·       Self-Actualization, Life Purpose & Meaning


Main Therapeutic Approaches

·       Humanistic, Narrative, Existential & Transpersonal Psychotherapy

·       Mindfulness-Based & Somatic (mind-body) Interventions

·       Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic & Jungian Psychotherapy

I work with all ages: children, adolescences, and adults. Provide individual, family & couple therapy (in-person and Online). I also support therapists through clinical supervision.


I work in English & Spanish 



  • Powell, S., Gómez Carlier, N, & El-Halawani, M. (2021). Developing art therapy in the Arabian gulf: prioritizing relational models. In V. Huet, & L. Kapitan, (Eds.). (2021). International Advances in Art Therapy Research and Practice: The Emerging Picture (pp. 168–176). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Gómez Carlier, N., Powell, S., El-Halawani, M., Dixon, M., & Weber, A. (2020). COVID-19 transforms art therapy services in the Arabian Gulf. International Journal of Art Therapy, 25(4), 202-210.

  • Gómez-Carlier, N., & Powell, S. (2019). Art therapy for grief and self-care in medical settings. Innovations in Global Health Professions Education.

  • Powell, S., & Gómez-Carlier, N. (2019). A reflective space: Supporting local and expatriate patients, developing culturally sensitive mental health practices. Innovations in Global Health Professions Education.

  • Gómez Carlier, N., & Salom, A. (2012). When art therapy migrates: The acculturation challenge of sojourner art therapists. Art Therapy, 29(1), 4–10. This paper was granted a 2013 Best Paper Honorable Mention by the American Art Therapy Association.

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