Dr. Eileen Barbella of St. Mary's Seminary in Houston, TX, is a licensed psychologist, trained Spiritual Director, and retreat director. For over thirty years, she has explicitly studied, taught, and used the wisdom of the Ignatian Spirituality. She has taught at a Catholic parish, as a spiritual director, and as co-director of a diocesan training program for spiritual directors.
She worked as a licensed psychologist in private practice in Austin, TX for 15 years during which time she helped develop a partial hospitalization program at CPC Capital Hospital. She has since been a "spiritual coach," based on the cornerstones of Natural Systems Theory (Bowen Theory) and Ignatian Spirituality.