Dan Singley PhD Psychologist San Diego Oberlin Dr Suite 204

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 include other like-minded clinicians who specialize in providing structured, technique-driven evidence-based practices with an emphasis on men’s psychology and relationships.

Dr. Singley won the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Practitioner of the Year Award from the Division on Men & Masculinities. He is Past President of the APA’s Section on Positive Psychology and is the current President of the APA’s Division 51 – Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities. He also serves on the President’s Advisory Council for Postpartum Support International. Dr. Singley co-authored Parental Mental Health: Factoring in Fathers with PSI co-founder Jane Honikman in order to give clinicians and parents alike key tools to take a gender-inclusive approach to the transition to parenthood.

He conducts training and presentations around the country to assist individuals and organizations to enhance their level of father inclusiveness, and developed Postpartum Support International’s Foundations in Paternal Perinatal Mental Health intensive day-long training to give mental health professionals advanced training to work more effectively with men and fathers during the period from conception through a year postpartum (AKA the dude-to-dad transition!). Along with several colleagues, in 2017 Dr. Singley founded International Fathers’ Mental Health Day to draw attention to the unique experiences and challenges that new dads often face.  Dr. Singley founded the grant-funded Basic Training for New Dads, Inc. in order to give new fathers the tools they need to be highly engaged with their infants as well as their partners.

In his free time, Dr. Singley likes to cook, surf, read, and annoy his two sons with shrinky questions about men and masculinities.

Doctoral Studies

Dr. Singley attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate studies and earned his Ph.D. with a doctoral minor in Industrial/Organization Psychology from the nation’s top-ranked Counseling Psychology program at the University of Maryland.

During his doctoral studies, he was highly involved in clinical research funded by the National Science Foundation. He completed a Clinical Internship at the University of California, San Diego followed by a clinical research Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry and the La Jolla Veterans Administration Veterans Military Research Foundation.

Leadership Positions

Dr. Singley is the current President of the APA’s Division 51 – Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities. He also serves on the President’s Advisory Council for Postpartum Support International. He is Past President of the American Psychological Association’s Section on Positive Psychology, has served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Psychological Association including Chairing the Men’s Issues Committee. Dr. Singley currently serves on the Board of Postpartum Support International. He regularly presents at professional conferences both nationally and internationally, and has published his research in a variety of peer-reviewed publications.


With over 20 years of experience practicing and researching psychotherapy interventions, Dr. Singley specializes in the treatment of anxiety, stress, and depression using evidence-based therapy modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, as well as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). He also specializes in men’s issues with a particular emphasis on parenthood.


In 2017, Dr. Singley was awarded the prestigious Practitioner of the Year Award by the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities.

Founder, Center for Men’s Excellence

Dr. Singley founded the Center for Men’s Excellence in order to work with patients who are interested in taking control of their concerns in order to liver fuller, more meaningful lives.

For more information, please call 858-609-1549 or contact us.