Therapists

Dr. Max Maris, Psychologist, Men and Masculinity

Dr. Maxwell Maris

Dr. Maris received his doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego upon the completion of his APA-accredited internship at Sharp Healthcare. He received his Master’s degree in clinical psychology in 2020, and comes to the field of psychology with over seven years of experience as... Continue reading

Dr Hudson Jones, Psychologist, San Diego, CA

Dr. Hudson Jones

Dr. Jones has extensive experience conducting pschotherapy, training and consultation around adult, teen and group therapy formats. At the Center for Men’s Excellence, he provides counseling for adults, couples, and teens aged 13 and up. He also offers group therapy with men & has special expertise working with men and couples before and after the... Continue reading

Dr. Dan Singley, Psychologist Men Masculinity Fatherhood perinatal mental health

Dr. Daniel Singley, CME Founder

Dr. Singley is the founder of the Center for Men’s Excellence and a San Diego-based board-certified psychologist and Director with over 20 years of clinical experience. His research and practice focus on men’s mental health with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychology and the transition to fatherhood. In 2020, Dr. Singley expanded his practice to... Continue reading

Dr. John Rettger

Dr. Rettger is a San Diego-based licensed psychologist (CA license PSY27863) and staff psychologist at The Center for Men’s Excellence. His psychotherapeutic focus uses a holistic approach to mental health that is grounded in research and evidence-based methods such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for children (8 years old+), adolescents, and adults. Dr. Rettger... Continue reading

Clinic Staff

Celenie B. Singley, MBA, Operations

Celenie earned her B.A. from Emory University and her MBA from George Washington University. Her background includes working with software development and deep expertise in website creation, search engine optimization, and social media marketing She developed the Quality Assurance department from the ground up and subsequently took on the role of Software Development Project Manager... Continue reading

Dr. Jena Uphold

Dr. Jena Uphold, Clinic Coordinator

Jena has been working with The Center for Men’s Excellence for several years while obtaining her Ph.D in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). She has two master’s degrees in psychology and her research is focused on highlighting the effects of fatherhood depression on father-child attachment. In addition to her current... Continue reading