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Trish Brown Vernazza Edit Profile

also known as Trish Eileen Brown

psychotherapist , sculptor , visual artist , art therapist

Trish Brown Vernazza, American visual artist, art therapist, sculptor, psychotherapist. License marriage and family therapist, art therapist; board certified older adult teacher. Recipient Hillsborough County Emerging Artist award; named to Wall of Tolerance Southern Poverty Law, Alabama; named Woman of Merit, North County San Diego; grantee Serpent Source Foundation women, San Francisco.


Vernazza, Trish Brown was born on March 22, 1958 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Daughter of Burrell Joseph and Katharine Stowell (Weekly) B.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History, University South Florida, 1993. Master of Arts in Clinical Feminist Psychology, New College California, 1997. Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley, 1997.


Flight attendant Pan American World Airways, New York City, 1989—1991. Art therapist jail psychiatric services Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, San Francisco, 1997—1999. Art instructor to older and disabled adults, since 1999.

Private practice psychotherapy Carlsbad, California, since 2003. Judge John's Seafood Festival, Madeira Beach, Florida, program manager, Mental Health Systems, 2002-2004. Expert Starting Over, NBC Warner Brothers, 2006.

Chair Vagina Day, 2006-2007, Vagina Monologues, Carlsbad, 2007. Presenter in field.; guest expert, Fox6 News Kusi Holiday Tips Blended Familys, 2007. Guest speaker Girls Empowerment, Oceanside, California, since 2008.

Speaker expert California Marriage Therapists, 09-. Guest speaker NBC, Kusi, CW San Diego, 09-. Lecturer National University Curlsbad, California Art Therapy and Couples, since 2009.

Guest expert California Association Marriage Family Therapist, 2009.


  • License marriage and family therapist, art therapist. Board certified older adult teacher.


  • Other Work

    • Artist: worked with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Women/AIDS Artreach phase 3, sculpture, 1994. Group shows include Centre Gallery, University Southern Florida, 1994, University Mobile Alabama, 1994, Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, 1994, Florida State University Gallery and Museum, Tallahassee, 1994, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida, 1993, Tandemn Art Center, Venice, Florida, 1993, Richmond Art Center, California, 1996, calendar Richmond Art Center, 1997, Sonoma Art Festival, 1997, Napa Valley Mustard Festival, 1998, Sebastopol Art Center, 1999, Vista Utility Box, California, 2003, 2004, Center Arts, Escondido Museum Gifstore, 2009, (trunk show jewelry) Fashion Week Escondido, 2009, 9th Annual Women's Conference, Program Cauer Art, North County African American Women's Association, 2008, 10th Annual Women's Conference, 2009. Author: Women Art & Mental Illness.

      Works included in private collections, Center Arts Escondido, Gift Store, 2009, Fashion Weekin Escondido, 2009, Trunk Show Jewelry Museum Escondido, 2009. Co-chair Vagina Monologues, Carlsbad, California, 2006, chair, 2007. Guest lecturer National University Carlsbad, California Art Therapy and Couples, since 2009.

      Guest expert, art therapist television reality NBC Show Starting Over, since 2006. Guest speaker Girls Empowerment Ceanside, California, 2008, CAMFT, NBC-KUSI, Cowsan Diego-May Mental Health Month, 2009, featured Altered Couture Winter Issue, Roses Red, Vintage Camisole. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Volunteer art/crafts instructor Substance Abused Mothers Against Drugs, Tampa, 1993. Volunteer docent Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1986-1988. Member Women's Caucus for Art.

Active multicultural workshops arts & crafts for children, Clearwater, Florida, 1995. Intersession instructors arts & crafts for children, Alameda, California, 1995-1998. Volunteer art therapist chronic mentally ill adults Berkeley Creative Living Center, 1996-1997. board mem, Moonlight Cultural Foundation, 2010.

Committee member, Sicnature Gala Event, 2010. California marriage family therapist, CAMFT Elections Committee, 2010. Member Women in Psychology, California Association Marriage and Family Therapists, San Diego North County Association Marriage Family Therapists, North County African-American Women's Association, Oceanside Museum Art, California Center Arts (Escondido).


Burrell Joseph B.

Katharine Stowell (Weekly) B.