Roberto is a self-motivated and creatively fearless cross-cultural Hispanic social advocate and psychotherapist with 35 years of experience in compassionate social work, advocacy, and mentorship of families and children in the Greater Lawrence and Merrimack Valley area. He is a subject matter expert in clinically diagnosing and compassionately treating Hispanic, immigrant, and refugee patients through cross-cultural psychotherapy that is focused on instilling self-awareness and self-empowerment.
He has successfully partnered with community social agencies, non-profits, and advocacy groups as a philanthropic mentor for minority children and families in distressed and underserviced multi-cultural neighborhoods. He is also experienced in organizing and managing community action committees that passionately advocate for grass-roots programs for multi-ethnic partnerships between civic and community leaders for social and economic advancement.
Theresa Atencio’s passion is to provide humane traditionally-styled home heath care services that incorporate not only quality care for the body, but also compassion and patience for the spirit. She refuses to treat patients like many nursing homes notoriously do, as an uncaring “patient production line.”
Her experience as a Nursing Assistant includes caring for elderly patients with short and long-term chronic illnesses including: Diabetes, Cancer, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Huntington’s Disease (HD), Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). Her background in Spanish, Italian, and Portugese languages and cultures makes me an ideal fit to not only support patients with this heritage, but also provide emotional support and guidance to their family members in their time of need.