An Inner-Child Beach Day in San Juan


Zina Rodriguez, MSW

Z&D Consulting

Cynthia and Zina share the joy they had meeting on a retreat in Zina’s motherland of Puerto Rico. The two of them reminisce what it felt like to be witnessed for their inner child goodness like gathering to collect sea shells in Ocean Park, to dancing at La Placita like our college days, to evoking our inner boss ancestors like Zina when she strolls into a cigar shop.

What Zina brings to the room is boss energy and decades of experience, hands down. But what I got to spend a week with was Little Zina and Inner Teen Zina and oooohhhh I love them so much! Hear about our tales on the school bus down the windy road of Utuado and how we found safety in our vulnerability.

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Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Hi, I'm Cynthia Perez, your official Inner Child Hype Woman the founder of Rooted in Reflection. With over 15 years in social work, I’ve dedicated my career to helping people heal from intergenerational trauma and find joy through culturally sensitive healing spaces. I'm passionate about empowering the Latinx community and fostering creative healing for those often overlooked in traditional wellness programs. Whether you're joining a workshop, a wellness talk, or a retreat, my goal is to create a community-centered space where you can feel seen, heard, and healed.
Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Inner Child Hype Woman

Cynthia Perez, MSW, LCSW, is the founder of Rooted in Reflection. She’s an expert in intergenerational trauma and bilingual, culturally sensitive therapy, offering transformative workshops and retreats.

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