AZITA SACHMECHIAN, MA, LMFT, ART-BC, is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist. She has nearly a decade of experience working with children and their families at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Sachmechian earned her Masters of Arts–Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute, Encino, California. She has taught art therapy to master level students in Pacific Oaks collage as well as psychiatry interns at Cedars Sinai Hospital. Ms. Sachmechian is certified in evidence-based programs such as Triple P Parenting and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. She is currently running a research study at Cedars Sinai Hospital, studying the effect of Mindful-Art therapy techniques on parents of premature babies at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Ms. Sachmechian maintains a private practice in Los Angeles and is a member of the California Association of Marital and Family Therapist (CAMFT), the Southern California American Art Therapy Association (SOCALATA), and the The American Art Therapy Association (AATA).