Felix Scardino is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who lives and practices in Houston, Texas. As a psychotherapist, he has counseled individuals, couples and families for over 45 years.
Scardino presents workshops and seminars on personal growth, family life and stress management. His book, The Pebble and the Canyon, grew out of his course, Images—A Course to Enhance Your Creativity. For 30 years, he was the psychotherapist for patients of the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research at St. Joseph Hospital. While there, he was also co-investigator in research studying the effects of relaxation and of mental imagery on the immune system.
After graduating from St. Thomas High School in Houston, Scardino entered St. Mary’s Seminary. Following graduation from Seminary, he served as a priest in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston for six years. During two of those years, he attended the Institute of Religion and Health at the Texas Medical Center.
Scardino studied at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Houston and then practiced as a psychotherapist at the Family Service Centers in Clear Lake for two years and at the West Memorial office for one additional year. He practiced at the Post Oak Psychiatry Clinic for five years as an individual and family therapist, which involved consultation with patients and leading groups at the mental health units of St. Joseph Hospital and Houston International Hospital. He has been in private practice since 1979.
Felix and his wife, Patsy, have two sons and two grandchildren. He relaxes with friends at the movies and alone with a camera.