San Diego Psychologists Serving Individuals, Couples, Families, and Children

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We welcome all ages and genders, with a focus on men and fathers.

Therapists at the Center for Men's Excellence, founded by Dr. Dan Singley, work with clients who seek to improve their quality of life with effective, evidence based therapy modalities.

Our clinicians also include Dr. John Rettger, who sees individual clients and is also an expert in couples therapy, family therapy, and therapy with children aged 8 and up; and Dr. Salvatore Dinovo specializes in working with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, and life challenges.

We are very happy to be welcoming two Ph.D. candidates as additional therapists to the Center in June. Hudson Jones, M.A. has extensive experience with integrating a variety of well-researched approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and interpersonal psychotherapy for the management of anxiety and relationship concerns with adult clients in individual and group therapy.

Maxwell Maris, M.A.  is a U.S. Navy veteran and is passionate about working with men and their loved ones in managing stress, trauma, and the relationship issues that often accompany these experiences, including communication and anger management. His approach blends ACT, CBT, and trauma-informed exposure-based techniques in individual and group therapy.

Our clients take part in scientifically-supported psychotherapy treatments to effectively manage a variety of issues including anxiety, stress, and depression. By learning to apply well-researched psychological techniques, clients are better able to improve their quality of life and experience lasting relief from their concerns.

Prefer to Meet Online?

We offer secure, HIPAA-compliant video telepsychology sessions.

Unique, Guy-Friendly, Dad-Focused Parenting Classes in San Diego! Basic Training for New Dads classes help men become confident, engaged fathers by giving them clear, hands-on instruction about common challenges in new fatherhood.

Therapy for Optimal Cognitive Health

Patients receive strategic, focused, science-based psychotherapy treatment which balances support and challenge. The Center for Men's Excellence applies research supported therapeutic approaches that provide patients with the tools they need to set clear goals and manage their own lives more successfully in an ongoing way rather than attending weekly therapy sessions year after year.

“Dr. Singley’s straight-forward approach helped me to learn skills to manage my stress and develop better ways to connect with my friends and family. I now have the tools I need to live the life I always wanted.”

– Joaquín, Engineer
San Diego, CA

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