Felicitas "Feli" S. Sebastian
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About Felicitas "Feli" S. Sebastian
BLOOMINGTON, IL – Feli Sebastian is a retired licensed clinical psychologist and founder of Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive aid to formerly incarcerated women when they return to their community. The organization merged with the YWCA McLean County (Illinois) on July 1, 2016.
She is on the YWCA Board of Directors. Sebastian is co-developer of start-up Dreams Are Possible, a non-profit venture started by friend and former Labyrinth Board Member Mary Campbell, which strives to help women find sustainable employment by providing them with free training and materials to learn trade jobs.
Sebastian is also on the board of Recycling Furniture for Families and For A Better Tomorrow. She was awarded the 2018 APA (American Psychological Association) Citizen Psychologist Award in 2018 for her sustained community engagement and leadership in working with underserved women and minority populations of McLean County. In 2014 she was presented the United Way Phil Covey Award.
Sebastian earned a BA in History at College of the Holy Spirit (Philippines), a BA in Religious Studies at Lourdes University (Ohio), a Master’s in Guidance and Counseling at Ateneo de Manila (Philippines), and a Ph.D. in Counseling at The University of Toledo (Ohio).
She is an Oblate of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, Illinois.
Broken & Beloved is Sebastian’s first book.
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At age 12, she began her career pedaling patis in the streets of Manila to help feed her family of nine, which later grew to 13. She spent many years teaching primary students in the Philippines before immigrating to the United States in 1981. Navigating through her personal labyrinth, she explored the Catholic Sisterhood, lived in an ashram in India, and earned her Ph.D. in counseling.
Feli’s path was unfamiliar and unstable, but she listened to God’s calling and felt Him by her side. That is, until she felt abandoned. She remained steadfast, however, in her drive to help others, creating Labyrinth Outreach Services in 2005 to help formerly incarcerated women find their path to freedom – freedom from their past, their addictions and freedom to find their inner peace.
Join Feli as she navigates her way. Become inspired to find your place of rest. You may be broken, but you are His Beloved.