Elizabeth Quila

Early Life and Career

Elizabeth Quila’s journey began in Ecuador, where her early career involved roles as an editor, creative director, and university professor. She made significant contributions in the field of mental and psychological health at the Guayaquil neuroscience hospital, pioneering the integration of art in addressing conflicts and pathologies.

Cultural Advocacy and Leadership

In Houston, Quila has been instrumental in promoting cultural exchange and understanding. As president of the Sister Cities Association Houston-Guayaquil and a member of the Association of Hispanic Doctors in Houston (HAMA), she has fostered significant connections. Her most notable achievement in cultural advocacy is founding the Casa Cultural de las Américas, a non-profit dedicated to preserving and disseminating Ibero-American art in the United States.

Psychotherapy and EQ Resolutions

As a respected psychotherapist, Quila has given conferences worldwide, focusing on art as a therapeutic medium. She currently leads EQ Resolutions, a project that combines counseling, workshops, and psychotherapeutic conferences with an artistic focus, addressing various emotional and social issues.

Literary Contributions

Quila’s literary works are diverse, encompassing novels, short stories, and poetry. Her writing is characterized by a profound exploration of human experiences, often intertwining psychological and social themes.

Recognition and Honors

Quila’s contributions have been widely recognized. She has received awards in Madrid, Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Houston for both her literary and psychotherapeutic work. On October 18, 2022, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, notably designated November 3 as Dr. Elizabeth Quila Day, honoring her impact on the city’s cultural landscape.


  • The Blind Gaze (Stories, 2009)
  • Spells and Curses (Novel, 2006)
  • Cristina (Novel, 2010)
  • Travesti de Almas (Stories, 2013)
  • El Culto (Novel, 2012)
  • Oblivion (Poems, 2016)
  • The Town of the Drowned (Novel, 2018)
  • The Merciless Lover (Novel, 2018)
  • El cadáver que envejece dentro de su tumba (Novel, 2020)
  • Grandes en Casa (2022)

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