For the last decade, she has been a leader in her work as expressive arts therapist and educator and has facilitated workshops and classes at a variety of institutions including Sonoma State University, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Marin Outpatient Services, Epiphany Center for Women and Children, and Art Institute of California. Adriana has presented at international conferences and spearheaded many noteworthy projects and programs including the Spirit in the Arts exhibit program at California Institute of Integral Studies where she was art curator and director from 2002-2009. She is currently core faculty member of the Tamalpa Institute, an internationally renowned training center for movement-based expressive arts therapy, and a group facilitator at La Ventana Eating Disorder Program where she uses movement and art to support recovery.
Adriana’s work holds a special focus on addiction/recovery, and trauma which stems from her own personal experience in dealing with these issues. She is extremely generous with her clients and students, offering an abundance of creative resources, bringing a compassionate nature to her work, and generating concrete solutions towards more productive and fulfilling lives. Currently, Adriana has created "When the Fall Comes," a poetry and performance project that will culminate in a film based on her own life story encountering intimate grief and loss. She continues to research both experientially and didactically the ways that the arts and a body-based orientation can foster healthy living.