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Get to know me

My journey started about twenty years ago when I learned about contemplative practices and mindfulness meditation for the first time. Then I studied Comparative Studies of Religion, Education, Medical and Psychological Anthropology, and Counseling. Since 2012, I am offering relational psychotherapy services in collaboration with various community-based mental health agencies in the San Diego area. In 2019, I opened the doors to my private practice to help men and couples overcome relationship problems, marital conflicts, trauma, and out-of-control sexual behavior.

More than 15 years of experience in social science research and education motivated me to empower men to create healthy relationships with themselves and others. I received my PhD. in Anthropology with an emphasis on psycho-social health and masculinity across cultures, and I published my first book on this subject in the Routledge Series in Health and Medical Anthropology. My Master's degree in counseling has a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently, I'm part of an AAMFT-approved supervisor program, and I have the privilege to provide clinical supervision for masters-level students at San Diego State University.

 

My Qualifications

Credentials You Can Count On

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #10646

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology

Freie University of Berlin (2015)

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Master of Science in Counseling

San Diego State University (2014)

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Master of Arts in Education and Anthropology

Freie University of Berlin (2005)

 

Affiliations

Organizations that hold up the highest standards of ethics and care

Black and White Star in Circle

(2019 - present)

International Association of Trauma Professionals

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(2016 - present)

University of Amsterdam, School of Social Science Research

Black and White Star in Circle

(2014 - present)

Sweetwater Zen Center/Zen Peacemakers International

Black and White Star in Circle

(2012 - present)

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Black and White Star in Circle

(2008 - present)

American Association of Anthropology/Society for Medical Anthropology