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Rafael J. Cortina, MFT, MBA, MAC, CCTP-II

Rafael J. Cortina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 48209) in the State of California, a Master Addiction Counselor, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Certified Gestalt Therapist. As a bilingual (English-Spanish) therapist he has worked in Mexico and the United States. He has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Master in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing from National University in San Diego. Rafael is a Master Addiction Counselor,  Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II), Certified Gestalt Therapist, and a Certified Gestalt Couples Therapist and he has specialized training in EMDR, TRM, addiction treatment, and trauma work. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member at National University and a Newsletter Editor/Board Member at the International Association of Advancement in Gestalt Therapy. 

He has experience working with Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar), Anxiety Disorders, Addiction, Grief and Loss issues, Dual Diagnosis (Substance abuse and a mental health disorder), Trauma work, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender clients, HIV/AIDS Counseling, Dreamwork, Couples therapy, and Gestalt oriented psychotherapy.

He is a former Clinical Director at ACI Specialty Benefits, a faculty member at the University of Phoenix, San Diego Campus, Lead Faculty member at the Humanistic Institute of Gestalt Psychotherapy in Tijuana, Mexico. He has worked as an MFT at Sharp Mesa Vista Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Program, Staff Therapist at the LGBT Center, as a Bereavement Counselor at San Diego Hospice, and as a Lead Clinical Psychiatric Social Worker at Bayview Behavioral Health Campus. As well as presenter and facilitator of several workshops, training, lectures, international conferences, and supervision, virtually(videoconference) and in-person in Mexico, United States, Australia, Canada, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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