I have known Efren since 2010 when I began to see him for my personal issues ranging from addiction to family to professional struggles. Efren has been a tremendous gift to me as I navigate through the sometimes challenging, often scary journey of my own continued path of peronal evolution. I trust him with my most vulnerable "truths," as he has never been anything but loving, kind and accepting of where I am.  His ability to see my blind spots, and his willingness to directly challenge me to explore my blind spots, has been a tremendous service to me time and time again. He has continuously helped me to evolve by striking a perfect balance of challenging me when needed and supporting me when needed. So if you are ready to  transform your life, I highly recommend Efren as your Coach, your guide, your therapist! If you have an opportunity to work with Efren - GO FOR IT. Your life will be up-leveled in ways you can't even begin to imagine!!

~ A.


 My personal experience working with Efren started back in 2012 while going through some personal challenges which were of concern. While I appreciate the work I have done with various notable therapists over the years, the work Efren and I have engaged in has been both beneficial and productive. Efren's approach has allowed me to confront my issues and actively participate in creating some useful, practical, and applicable solutions to use on a daily basis. Efren has a way of helping me understand my struggles as well as my own thought processes in a way that is simplified or relatable to my specific needs. I have in the past, and continue, to recommend others to invest in themselves and personal development process with Efren. My appreciation for his commitment, openness, and continued presence goes without saying and is beyond words. From time to time I will request a follow-up and he has always been there for me.  

~ Kris 


 I met Efren in 2014 when I started working with him in treatment. I had just started going to school to work towards receiving my AOD Certification.  Efren immediately took me under his wing. He’s taught me so much in the past 4 1/2 years. Efren is, by far, the absolute best, most knowledgeable, genuine, and empathetic (the list can go on forever) person in this field. Efren is the only one I would be 110% comfortable with referring those closest to me in need of treatment.  The way he goes about things is truly one-of-a-kind. You see, Efren LOVES working in the field of addiction and helping others. It shows each and every time you talk to him. There’s been numerous things we’ve talked about that I initially had trouble understanding. Efren has this was of explaining things and breaking them down to a point where anyone can understand the most complex of issues. The best part being - you can see the passion in his eyes and feel the warmth in his heart during each and every conversation you have.  I appreciate him more than words can say. He has helped me immensely over the past 4 1/2 years.  I’m a better person and counselor because of it.  I’m truly blessed to have as  great a friend and mentor as he.  I'm thankful for all that he has done for me and continues to do.  I only hope that one day I can make a difference in someone’s life like he has made in mine.