A Personal Note. I was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in 1963. I quickly left the little Island and ended up in New York City for the next 18 years. I eventually made my way south, where I have lived ever since.
The spiritual journey is paramount for me. In fact, much of my career (clergy, chaplain) has revolved around spiritual work with patients and family members. What spiritual or spirituality means to me may differ from your own definition. But if you want to know, I value all faith and spiritual traditions.
I've traveled more than I imagined I would. Some via military. Other and more rewarding journeys include India--Varanasi, Sarneth (2016) and Rishikesh (2019)--where rich spiritual history abounds and where I received training in meditation and Kundalini Yoga. Below are a few pictures in Sarneth, the Ganga, Rishikesh and more...
Masters of Divinity Degree -1995
Master of Arts Degree - 2011
Consultant & Teacher Training
Meditation and Mantra (Dr. David Frawley)
Yoga TTC (200 Hours)
Tarot Consulting Certificate Course (TCCC)
Hospice Chaplain 1998-2013
Chaplain Training 1995-1998
American Academy of Psychotherapists
American Psychotherapy and Clinical Hynosis Association
My Therapy & Yoga
Psychotherapy is no side convenient store. Quick fixes are always appealing but rarely do they last. Working with the unconscious--a wilderness without rules but that governs much of our behaviors--should be done by someone who has completed years of training and is licensed by the board of his or her particular state. My therapy style is strongly relational in order to create an authentic and safe environment for your unconscious to unfold.
Yoga is a broad term that includes asana positions often misunderstood as exercise, breath work, meditation, and energy movement. Like psychotherapy, yoga should be done by someone who has been trained by a teacher or organization that is recognize by a governing body who then supervises the practitioner for the well-being of the community.
Together, psychotherapy and yoga can provide a therapeutic journey for people seeking emotional, mental, and physical balance. I don't run a yoga studio. Instead, I intertwine yoga and psychotherapy in my sessions to help clients discover new insights, implement a less stressful regimen, manage mental and emotional symptoms, and live with greater harmony.