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Shalom Center is unique among the specialized programs for clergy and religious in that it has multiple therapists who are proficient in both English and Spanish which makes individual therapy in one’s first language possible. 

In addition, a task force for Spanish-language treatment has made recommendations for additional adaptations to the treatment to improve even further the treatment of those whose first language is Spanish.  The following is the list
of members of the task force:


We are pleased to be on the cutting edge of providing services to priests and sisters that respects and addresses their specific cultural needs.

“Be renewed in the spirit of your

minds, and put on the new nature.”

— Ephesians 4:23-24


Spanish-Language Treatment Advisory Board


Very Reverend Domenico Di Raimondo, MSpS

Provincial Superior, Missionaries of the Holy Spirit


Monsignor Heberto Diaz, Jr.

Chancellor, Diocese of Brownsville


Most Reverend Felipe de Jesus Estevez, S.T.D.

Diocese of St. Augustine


Reverend Antonio Flores, C.R.

Provincial Superior, Theatine Fathers


Most Reverend Daniel Flores

Diocese of Brownsville


Most Reverend Roberto Gonzales Nieves

Diocese of San Juan, PR


Reverend Daniel Groody, CSC

Director, Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture

Reverend Gonzalo Maritnez, MSpS,

Missionaries of the Holy Spirit


Most Reverend Eduardo Nevares

Diocese of Phoenix


Sister Miriam Perez, MCSH

Provincial, Missionary Catechists


Most Reverend Joseph Strickland

Diocese of Tyler


Most Reverend James Tamayo

Diocese of Laredo


Reverend Richard Vega

Previous President, NFPC


Mr. Daniel A. Kidd

Executive Director, Shalom Center


Dr. William Schmidt, Ph.D., L.P.C.

Bilingual Psychotherapist, Shalom Center