Dr. Melba Stetz was born on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. “Melbita” (little Melba) could not stay still and would talk with “imaginary friends”. ” Raised in a Hispanic Catholic neighborhood, she was labeled as “too sensitive”, having a “vivid imagination”, and later on: “ADHD-er”. Her parents wanted her to take over their medical clinic. Eventhough she was very smart, one day she dropped out of pre-medical school and enlisted in the U.S. ARMY. After a few “growing experiences” (e.g., racism, sexism, ageism, “Me too!”), she went back home. Soon enough, she finished her three Psychology degrees, two licenses, and became a U.S. ARMY Research Psychologist. 30 years later and a few deployments, Lieutenant Colonel Stetz retired with her family in Hawaii.
One day she got diagnosed with cancer, endured multiple surgeries, several rounds of chemotherapies, radiations, and medications to stay alive. Cancer had already taken her mom and Hurricane María claimed her father. After her breasts' amputations she had to also remove her small implants, to get well again.
Melba is a 3-rd generation healer and a great empath. As a High-Risk family, she could not go out during COVID so she continued her post-doctorate education in complementary/alternative healing modalities as energy healing, spirituality, etc. When her father-in-law: Norm (RIP), died from COVID, she did not look back. Melba has been training with great tutors in the US, Canada, and the UK (e.g., Tony Stockwell, Martin Twycross, Thomas John, Jason Goldsworthy, Chris Page). She is writing her story as we speak!
Dr. Melba has also published extensively on stress and coping (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fOhhu-oAAAAJ) She also recently became a best co-author on peak performance and just finished a chapter on surviving suicide ideations. Soon you will be able to order her Motivating Memoir. She is a Psychology Professor, a Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Therapist, and an Intuitive (spiritual) Coach. You may also find her giving motivational talks in both English and Spanish around the world and online. Feel free to contact her here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmelbastetz ; LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-melba-stetz/ ; YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMelba1111 ; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmelbastetz/ ; Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctoramelba ; Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/melba-stetz-coach-kailua