Lucía is a holistic psychotherapist, emotional and mental wellbeing life coach, and Kundalini yoga teacher. She’s spent the past decade dedicated to the study and practice of psychology and mental health, resulting in three master’s degrees in these areas. Passionate about empowering individuals to reach their full potential and achieve a state of mental and emotional wellbeing, Lucía takes a strength-based, holistic approach in her work with clients, which integrates Western, evidence-based practices grounded in science with more spiritually minded Eastern practices.
- NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Master of Social Work
- SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE
Master of Arts in Child Development
- UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA DE COMILLAS
Master Degree in Psychology
- Certified KRI Kundalini yoga teacher
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, The University of the State of New York Education Department
Every one of us has a story that lays the foundation of who we are and who we want to be. Sometimes in life, you can grow so distant from your true self that it can feel as though your story belongs to someone else entirely; but you can always find your way home.
It was in my teenage years that I began to splinter away from who I really am. Born in Madrid, Spain, to an American mother and a Spanish father, I had a happy childhood growing up in a bicultural household, which nurtured my innate curiosity and wonder for life. But as can too often happen in youth, I lost touch with that part of myself, instead absorbing the opinions and perceptions of others out of a fear to express myself. A primal anxiety sprouted inside my chest, and as it grew, I retreated further within myself.
The mask I wore around others quickly influenced other parts of my life, affecting how I treated my body, what goals I set for myself, and the relationships I chose, including the most important one—my relationship with myself.
I was lucky to meet some talented mentors in my late adolescence who inspired and supported me as I worked to reconnect with my inner compass, and myself. Leaving a career I had begun in business, I pointed myself toward a path that felt much truer to who I was and pursued both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Psychology. I learned about the incredible power of the mind to influence not just our thoughts, but our bodies, and I developed a fascination with this mind-body connection.
That fascination only grew when I soon after moved to New York, where I completed a dual master’s degree in child development and social work. Finally, I felt as though I had reconnected with myself and my dreams, my body and mind, but something still felt like it was missing. When I discovered Kundalini yoga, the last piece of my puzzle clicked into place: I had found a way to nourish my soul. Before long, I had completed the complete Kundalini teacher training program.
In the years since, I’ve used my experience to turn pain into purpose, and my expertise in the mind-body-soul connection to help guide others back to their own compass, rediscovering their authentic selves and truest desires.