Photo of Juan Camarena in 2023. Juan is smiling, wearing a light-blue button-down. Juan Camarena, PhD

Dr. Juan (he/him/él) is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a certified sex therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
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Dr. Juan Camarena is a bilingual Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Sex Therapist certified by the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Dr. Juan is an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University and provides psychotherapy at his independent practice.

Dr. Juan earned his Master of Science degree in Counseling from San Diego State University with concentrations in Multicultural Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, and School Counseling. He also earned his Master of Education degree and PhD in the clinical track of Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies. Dr. Juan worked in outpatient community mental health for the bulk of his career and brings that lens to his teaching at CIIS and various non-profit agencies where he consults.

Dr. Juan is passionate about experiential teaching and learning, social justice-focused research, and combating marginalization within psychotherapy.

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