Armando is a seasoned mental health professional who has a diverse life and educational experience both locally and abroad. He has lived and traveled in the U.S., Central America, Caribbean and several European countries. His educational background includes seminary studies in Mexico City, BA in Ministerial counseling from Pepperdine University, and a Masters in Marriage in Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. Armando dedicated 10 years of his life in Tegucigalpa, Honduras where he served as a missionary, taught at a seminary for Christian leaders, and provided counseling to individuals and families.
During the last 25 years, Armando has worked in a variety of settings with civilian and military individuals, couples and families. His training and experience include working with PTSD, trauma, adjusting to life transitions of separation, divorce, parenting, military pre and post-deployment, reintegration, grief, depression, anxiety, and life issues in general. His approach to counseling consists in meeting the client where the client is at, therefore utilizing a variety of approaches that best fit the unique needs of the client with a holistic approach that involves mind, body and spirit.
Armando’s most recent job was as Clinical Director for the Samaritan Center in Austin, TX where he served for 6 years, and he is currently living in South Dallas where he is a Samaritan Center Staff Therapist working with Military individuals and families.
In addition to his experience as a therapist, Armando is a Management Consultant for workplace issues, a Professional Life Coach, a Critical Incident Consultant and was Adjunct Professor at the Austin Graduate School of Theology where he taught Christian Counseling and Psychology.