Maria Elena Gustin is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor through National Christian Counselors Association. She has her BA and MA in Counseling from Cornerstone University and has a certification in Adoption Competency sponsored by Rutgers University and Florida Department of Children and Families. She is also certified to teach Trauma Competent Caregiving by Back2Back Ministries, and has trained to be a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional. She is an ordained minister in the Vineyard Church and led Children’s Church and Women’s Ministries for many years there. Additionally, she is a registered nurse with specialties in Maternal Child Health and Acute Inpatient Psychiatry.