Cecilia Samartin

Cecilia Samartin was born in Havana in the midst of Fidel Castro's revolution. She grew up in Los Angeles as a fully bicultural, bilingual American. She studied psychology at UCLA and marriage and family therapy at Santa Clara University. Deeply concerned with the lack of Spanish speakers in her profession, Cecilia has practiced within the Latino communities in some of the most impoverished inner-city areas of San Jose and Los Angeles. She lives with her British-born husband in San Gabriel, California.
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Cecilia Samartin
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Dare to dream

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When I'm on the phone and someone in the room starts talking to me at the same time...I find that very annoying!

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. When I'm not being too critical, I can see the best in others and sometimes in myself too.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm too critical with myself and others sometimes.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Summertime (Gershwin), Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeplin), The Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha), Edelweiss (Sound of Music), Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters(Elton John), Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straights)

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