A life of Change
A life of Challenges
To be Fully Alive
Welcome
 
My name is Guillermo Gabarain. I am originally from San Sebastian (Spain), but I have lived half of my life in the USA, between the San Francisco Bay Area and Miami. I currently live in downtown Miami (Brickell Area), where I moved with my family, work at Florida International University (FIU) and have my private practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Addictions Professional.
 
From an early age, one of my main interests was to understand the inner workings of our personalities, what motivates us to do and be who we are, and the challenges and difficulties that can shape and at times disrupt our lives. Luckily, I was able to turn this interest into my vocation and professional career, which has given me a great deal of challenges but also many rewards.
 

Personally, I have come to believe that who we are is constantly evolving and intrinsically related to what we value and believe to be important at any given time. My core values, what I consider to be essential in my life, include my family and interpersonal relationships, as they provide security, love and opportunities for personal growth and unconditional giving.

Another of my core personal values is "adventure". As a life long nomad and migrant, the experience of taking on new risks, challenges and learnings gives me ongoing and renewed vitality. Philanthropy, or the art of compassionate giving, drives my vocation and gives so much sense to what I do. Guiding my clients and being present to their processes of change and healing has really become a great motivation for me.  Lastly, I strive for excellence and always do my best because I need to feel content with what I do in all respects, knowing that the desired results are not always completely in my hands.  
 
With this summary, I hope to provide an overview of who I am, my values, my motivations and what makes me feel passionate and alive.