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One could say I've always been giving people direction and advice. 

I grew up in Ithaca, NY, the son of refugees from Cuba; in between contrasting worlds of rich culture and eclectic Ithaca hippy vibes. I began my post college life in being a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania and worked with street children and taught English. Afterwards, I lived in Spain, South Korea, Washington DC, New York City and Saint Louis, eventually finding my way back to my home town.

All About Me

With a diverse career spanning literary journals, federal government, and international higher education, I have led a life rich in experiences and accomplishments. As a published author of short stories and poetry, I have always been driven to create and inspire through language.

My journey has taken me to esteemed institutions such as Cornell University, Webster University, Washington University in Saint Louis, George Mason University, and Hobart and William Smith. Through my work in crisis management at Cornell, I discovered a new passion for helping others and transitioned to becoming a clinical therapist at Family and Children's of Ithaca.

In 2020, I opened my own private practice, and now, as a therapist at Cornell University, I work with both graduate and undergraduate students to guide them through their own unique journeys. My life has been full, but I am still growing and learning, eager to take on whatever challenges lie ahead.
 

Working with hundreds of people in a crisis has taught me that this work is what my life is about. In all times. In all seasons. It is my pleasure to help you on your path

My "home" practice is dedicated to individuals looking for counseling to get their life back on track and institutions attempting to accomplish goals that are mission orientated. 

Training: 

I did my training by working in a bipolar support clinic in Saint Louis, MO. 
My degree is from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.
Worked at Family and Children's Services of Ithaca, NY from 2017-2022.

Private practice began in 2020.

Currently work at Cornell University as a Generalist Therapist.

MSW

since 2010

LMSW

since 2016

LCSW

since 2021

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