"Every person needs emotional support and I feel blessed to have found Gerardo Cantu. He is a gifted listener not only to what's being said but what is asking to be recognized, revealed and transformed. As a person he is an advocate for truth, vulnerability and authenticity and as a counselor his capacity, wisdom and compassion is often paired with a strong call to go deeper, be more honest and more truthful for oneself and for others. He is a true intuit and masterful communicator of what he sees and hears - always using tenderness, heart and humor to guide and inspire. I would recommend working with Gerardo if you need support in any area concerning the heart. He is a true counselor and friend to those ready and willing to take responsibility for a life fully felt and a life fully lived." - M.D.
"Gerardo Cantu is an empathetic, warm, wonderful counselor who I will keep in touch with for a long time to come. In my experience with him as my counselor he exhibited a genuinely caring and professional demeanor. His approach using spiritual psychology allowed him to delve into parts of my heart that I could not reach with a typical counselor. He provided tools that emphasized an internal locus of control and delivered a feeling of power back to me that had never actually left. The spiritual piece really provided a shamanistic feel that was customized to my situation. Without being rigid or dogmatic he guided me back to my own sense of spirituality to reinforce my power. Gerardo has the unique quality of sensing what is at the heart of the matter as if by instinct. This I attribute to his strong empathy and ability to be present in the moment. In a way, he is sort of like a combination of loving grandmother, spiritual protector, magic mirror and good friend." - S.P.
“What sets Gerardo apart is his ability to emphasize…to literally feel what I am experiencing. From there, I see that I am not alone. Then his compassion opens my trust, to walk alongside him, as he provides tools and reminders, therein building skills, so I can take even better care of myself when he’s not around. It’s clear he loves what he does, and that makes him really good at it.” - B. M.
"Gerardo has counseled me through major and minor life changes. I find his greatest skill lies in being able to use his intuition to zero in to the heart of the matter. It always amazes me how he does this with such accuracy. It's like getting the benefits of six sessions in ONE! I also admire his ability for being able to say very difficult things with so much love, that it is impossible to take it the wrong way. Gerardo is a lover of life and is always in pursuit of being his greatest self while empowering others to do the same. I consider myself very fortunate that our paths crossed all those years ago." - L.L.C.B.
"As a counselor by profession, and a member of a group both of us attend, I have been impressed with Rev G`s insightful interventions, his love and caring for others, and ability to confront others in a way that they can hear and accept. He is able to teach and apply spiritual principles in each person`s life experiences. I personally have expanded my growth and consciousness so much as a result of his leadership in our 'awareness & realization' group." - K.S.
"I am a client at the Family Center. I have been visiting my daughter through this program. My supervisor during visits is Mr. G. I am writing to inform you of how big a difference Mr. G. and the center have made in our lives during these hard times. I think this is a wonderful program that helps parents get back on their feet and headed in the right direction. One of the best things about this program for me has been attending the positive parenting classes that Mr. G. teaches. When Mr. G. monitors my visits with my daughter, he makes my daughter and I feel we have someone we can talk to and trust. That alone has helped my daughter so much to take her mind off my divorce and to just enjoy the time we have together. I believe that the center and the positive parenting classes I have attended with Mr. G. will help me get my daugher back. The center has done so much for my child and me. Please let me know if there is anything I can do in return." - K.C.
"In the many years I’ve known Gerardo, I’ve admired his natural inclination to help others and to steadily relate with others in an open hearted manner. His keen insight into the human mind and emotions and his warm and gentle manner have helped bring me back to balance and humor in difficult moments of my life, reminding me that love is ultimately stronger than fear and anger. I’ve watched him demonstrate his skillfulness with his own family and close friends. When I think of friends who have evolved in the realm of human and spiritual love I think of him." - A.H.
"Gerardo's empathy, warmth and engaging manner allowed me to feel supported, understood and accepted without judgment or criticism. I felt totally safe from the first time we met, and if you need someone to be honest and offer solutions to your situation - Gerardo is this person. Every time I've come to him, Gerardo has been professional and ethical. I would not hesitate to refer friends or family members to him. He is wonderful! Thank you Gerardo for your assistance, guidance and most of all your patience with me." - M.E.C.B.
"I received a long distance Reiki session from Gerardo while he was living in Hawaii. When the session began I instantly felt a wave of peaceful energy wash over me. That session helped me release anxiety and return to a peaceful state of mind. I’ve also worked with G to release old patterns of thought that had been holding me back. His genuine caring nature and insights have been very beneficial in my growth. I would recommend him to anyone that is ready to make some positive changes in their life." - O.B.
I have been blessed by your insightful and intuitive ability to get underneath what seems like an insurmountable problem and bringing it to the clear light of day. You bring understanding and wisdom to problem solving, and your gentle, loving approach allows me to be open to explore ways of understanding the problem dynamic and apply therapeutic processes in a more accepting and successful way.
In particular, you have helped M and I to understand how limiting decisions and other baggage from our pasts had created roadblocks to our being with each other in a more loving and gentle way in the NOW; to be present with each other. And as you helped us to work through those blocks, we became much clearer about how we wanted to interact and support each other. What you gave us was not only useful for our specific problem at the time; we still easily use those processes in other problematic areas of our relationship.
The real beauty of your approach to counseling is your ability to focus a laser beam of spiritual wisdom right at and into what seems to be wrong, which enlightens the whole process and transforms the “problem” into a blessing.
Thank you, G for your gift of understanding and wisdom. When I am in your presence I feel heard and cared for. You have made a huge difference in our lives as individuals and as a couple. I value your knowing, sincerity, and the vision you hold for us.
God bless," - J.M.
"I have known G for some time and in the last couple of years I have been witness to so many of his talents - ranging from in-depth spiritual and marriage counselor to group facilitator and life-coach/teacher. Personally, during counseling sessions with my wife I have experienced the benefits of his astute mediating ability along with, in my observation, an unparalleled caring, professional style which brought me greater ease in opening up to make changes in my life.
I’ve watched and admired G's very natural ways in helping those in his environment and in relating with them in an equal, open-hearted, inclusive manner. He listens in such a way that I always feel heard and he is instantly in touch with my feelings and emotions. His gentle manner and professional suggestions have helped bring balance and humor in both personal and professional areas of my life. Through his assistance I have felt greater inner peace and self-awareness resulting in acknowledging my own worthwhile relating to others -- knowing this is a practice, I am meeting this personal objective.
As a counselor G is fully present and brings to session a tremendous amount of professional knowledge, spiritual insight and heart, and invites all human emotions to come forth for healing and renewal. He always holds a greater vision and appears effortless in zeroing in on objectives and challenges for individuals and couples. For anyone seeking anything and all things relating to greater balance in their lives, I highly recommend Rev. G as a life-coach, teacher and/or counselor." - M.M.
"It is rare to come across a genuinely cultured individual in modern day society. Someone with a plethora of experience in areas that help you define life as YOU want to define it. It is also rare to find someone who will put forth an effort to transmit their belief in you into yourself. It is not every day you get to meet someone as influential as Gerardo Cantu. He is passionate about his mission and purpose in life as he lends himself to others the best way he knows how. Forever engraved in my life, G will always be special and appreciated. He has a way of accepting offered information and feelings and making them a reality for you to see. He can help you take your thoughts and emotions and make sense of them all. And although there may be times that you will not agree with him, or him agree with you, you will ALWAYS learn something valuable, even if it is the challenge to see things from a foreign perspective. I am grateful to have met such a talented, honest and genuine soul, but more grateful to have the opportunity to work beside him and witness the difference he has made in individuals' lives." - E.M.
"From the moment I met Gerardo, I felt I had met a a warm, non-judging, personable, compassionate and overall lovely soul. It is rare to meet someone who listens actively and unconditionally right from the start, but that is the genuine person that he is. Personally, he counseled and assisted me in seeing things in my life in a way I had not before, and did so in a gentle-yet motivating manner. If you are thinking of working with Gerardo, I encourage you to do so. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a guide in their journey towards personal growth." - J.M.
"I kept all the papers that were given to me in your parenting classes. I read them on rainy days. Thank you. Your class was a life changing experience for me. With deep gratitude that could never be put into words, because they are felt so intensely with the heart...all I can say is thank you. But, that is truely an understatement." - B.C.