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Maxwell Maris, M.A. 

Postdoctoral Fellow – August 2023 Maxwell successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in April 2023. He will be awarded his PsyD in August 2023 from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego upon the completion of an APA-accredited internship at Sharp Healthcare. He received his Master’s degree in clinical psychology... Continue reading

Hudson Jones, M.A.

Hudson Jones, M.A.

Hudson will complete his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology in August 2023, and is currently finishing his predoctoral internship at San Diego’s Sharp Mesa Vista psychiatric hospital.  Hudson’s doctoral research focuses on the experiences that fathers have when their babies require a stay in a neonatal... Continue reading

Dr. Salvatore Dinovo

Stress is an inevitable part of life and aspect of the human condition which, in its unhealthy and extreme forms, can manifest as clinical anxiety, depression, and other problems in living (e.g., substance abuse). Perhaps you have experienced the attendant extremes in thought, behavior, and emotion that are brought about by struggles in modern living... Continue reading

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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, Staff Psychologist

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 is on utilizing 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.... Continue reading

Clinic Staff

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Celenie B. Singley, MBA, Operation Manager

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

Jena Uphold, M.A./M.S., Clinic Coordinator

Jena is currently an advanced graduate student at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), where she is a third-year student pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. 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 work in... Continue reading