Rafael Cortina - marriage and family therapist, master's degree in addiction therapy, trauma specialist, certified Gestalt psychotherapist.

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Rafael Cortina is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California, a master’s degree in addiction therapy, a certified clinical trauma specialist and a certified Gestalt psychotherapist.


As a bilingual therapist (English-Spanish), he has worked in Mexico and the United States. He has more than 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. She holds a master’s degree in psychology in counseling and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on marketing. He completed his studies at the National University in San Diego. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at National University and an editor/board member of the International Association of Advancement in Gestalt Therapy. She has extensive experience working with people with mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, grief and loss, dual diagnosis, trauma work, LGBTQ+, HIV/AIDS counseling, sleep work, couples therapy and Gestalt-oriented psychotherapy.

Rafael Cortina – education

He is a former clinical director at ACI Specialty Benefits, a faculty member at the University of Phoenix, San Diego Campus, and a lead faculty member at the Humanistic Institute for Gestalt Psychotherapy in Tijuana, Mexico. He has worked at Sharp Mesa Vista Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Program, LGBT Center, San Diego Hospice and Worker at Bayview Behavioral Health Campus. He has also conducted workshops, trainings, lectures, international conferences and supervisions, virtually and in person in Mexico, the United States, Australia, Canada, Africa, Asia and Europe.