Armin Geiger – Therapist
Experience and activities
Explore and learn
My professional experience includes working with community agencies, substance treatment facilities, and mental health residential treatment centers. I have enjoyed working with individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life.
The art and science of helping others
One of my passions is teaching, hence, I am excited to occasionally guest-lecture at University of California San Diego (UCSD) and University of Southern California’s (USC) School of Social Work. As part of the San Diego County CADRE initiative, I provide training for the SDSU Academy for Professional Excellence.
Driven to succeed
Born and raised in Switzerland, I moved to Oxford, England, for a while after high school. A few years later, I arrived in San Diego, California, all by myself, with a determination to get a degree and to become the best I can. I went on to earn two master’s degrees and opened up my own private practice.
A career path with twists
As life has it, my career path has taken a few turns over the years. Prior to establishing my private therapy practice, I held positions with a variety of startup companies, executive positions in marketing, private education, and nonprofit consulting. Ultimately, my passion for helping others led me to become a licensed psychotherapist.
Experience You Can Trust
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist
CBT is a very effective, short-term approach to therapy. It is grounded in the present and addresses issues by examining the connection between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
Certified Treatment Specialist for Diverse Populations
The specialist integrates diverse knowledge and skills into therapy. Some of the aspects are age, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, and more.
Training and Memberships
gottman level 3
The Gottman Method for couple’s therapy is a proven and research based approach. It thoroughly examines a relationship according to the Sound Relationship House (SRH), then addresses issues in a gentle, direct, and experiential fashion.
camft & sdbeA
To stay current in my profession, I have been a professional clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a member and certified Health and Wellness provider of the San Diego Business Equality Association.
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist looks at behaviors that arise from relationships. In essence, our interactions and relationships with those around us have a profound impact on our behavior and mental well-being. I became a LMFT in 2010.
A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor examines issues from an individual standpoint. The focus is on a person’s overall fabric of life, including cultural context, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. I became a LPCC in 2013.
MA IN Counseling psychology
The degree provides a broad and thorough foundation in the field. To become a licensed LMFT or LPCC requires additional specialized training that includes at least 3,000 supervised clinical hours.
MS IN e-commerce
Before I joined the helping profession, I obtained a Master’s degree in Electronic Commerce. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Communications.