My entire life, I have been driven by the unrelenting desire to be authentically me, to become whole, to be all that I could be, and to contribute to the world. In my journey towards individuation and wholeness, I learned to use every experience in my life, especially my wounds, shadow aspects, and challenges, as the catalysts for transformation.
The spiritual aspect of my being, and developing an intimate relationship with Divine within and in all, has been the center of my life. The harmonious experience of all our dimensions; mind, body, and spirit as one, is an aspect of wholeness that led me to dive into the richness of diverse healing principles and practices such as Shamanism and Jungian psychology. This has enriched my life immensely and also my professional practice, as I approach healing and expansion in a holistic way.
Following my life’s calling and in alignment with the values of freedom, empowerment and contributing that guide me, I became a licensed psychotherapist, transformational facilitator, and shamanic practitioner. In my over twenty years of practice as a psychotherapist in different settings and positions, I developed a keen ability to see all the elements that are impeding the birth of the “I” that wants to come to life. Feeling the joy of experiencing wholeness, my work and passion have been to educate myself to effectively assist others in working through, and releasing all the barriers keeping them in bondage.
My formal education and postgraduate training includes a Bachelors in Psychology from City College of New York, Masters of Social Work from Fordham University School of Social Services and certifications in Mandala Assessment Research Instrument (MARI), Psychoanalytic training at The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies of New York, CBT training with special focus on Trauma and other Disruptive Behaviors Disorders provided by the New York State Office of Mental Health in partnership with Columbia University, Structural Family Therapy by the Minuchin Institute, Postgraduate Certificates in Jungian Psychology by The Centre for Applied Jungian Studies in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Conscious Uncoupling coaching training by Katherine Woodward Thomas.
Rounding out my education for spiritual living and as a holistic practitioner, I was initiated as a shamanic practitioner and I am mentored by Irma Star Spirit co-founder of the Shamanic Fire Reiki. I am a student of the Mayan ancient body of Earth Wisdom teachings known as “The Origin Teachings of the Delicate Lodge” and I am personally mentored by Pele Rouge Chadima and FireHawk Hulin, co-founders of Timeless Earth Wisdom. Personally coached by Dr. Terry Cole-Whittaker for over twenty years, I have conducted freedom seminars following the teachings in What You Think of Me is None of My Business, and together with Dr. Terry, I wrote a Spanish version of this book.