Robert dos Santos Teixeira, M.P.I.A., M.A., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., is an intuitive, a psychotherapist, and a rabbi. He guides people in three different ways, always asking the same question, “What is your soul trying to tell you?”
In 1997, Robert moved to New Orleans, and for the next eight years he worked as an intuitive, reading Tarot Cards at Jackson Square. Inspired by the therapeutic dimension of this work, he enrolled at the SUNO School of Social Work, earning an M.S.W. in 2004. Robert went on to gain experience with the mentally ill and chemically addicted, the homeless, the LGBTQ community, women with children, young adults, seniors, and the previously incarcerated. He opened his private psychotherapy practice in 2011.
After being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Robert and his husband, Zafir Buraei, Ph.D., settled in NYC, where the New Yorker Rebbe, Joseph Gelberman (1912-2010), invited him to study for the rabbinate, ordaining him a rabbi in 2007. Robert served as the rabbinic intern and assistant rabbi at The Actors Temple and rabbi at The Little Synagogue. He is the founder and spiritual director of Uri! Uri! Awaken! Awaken!