Esteban da Cruz, Mental Health Counselor, RYT-500
Esteban Da Cruz is a mental-health counselor, consultant, and researcher with more than a decade of experience teaching mindfulness, yoga and meditation. His areas of expertise include wellness, spirituality, addiction recovery and psychedelic therapy; he currently works as a community clinician and offers private services as well.
He is trained in motivational interviewing and is certified in internal family systems as well as in various mindfulness-based modalities. He studies and practices closely with seasoned teachers of Tibetan and Indian lineage and integrates Eastern wellness and contemplative practices with modern Western psychology to help individuals and groups cultivate healing, harmony and well-being in their lives. Esteban has a particular affinity for supporting individuals interested in using psychedelic medicines to access their inner healing and cultivate lasting change in their lives.
Wellness is the beneficial acquisition, integration utilization, and care of resources for the fulfillment of purposes. Its primary metric is congruence (or alignment). When we are misaligned with the truth as it pertains to our Self, Community, Nature and Spirit, we suffer. To walk the path out of suffering, we must heal the primal wound (and the illusory sense of separation which it brings) and cultivate alignment with our deeper needs, as well as the needs of the communities, systems, and relationships in which we are inextricably embedded.