Alejandro is a Doctor of Psychology that completed his studies at California Southern University. He is a bilingual (English-Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor in the State of Georgia. He is also a registered domestic relations mediator in Georgia. He is the clinical director of the Counseling Institute of Atlanta.
He earned a Master’s degree in Psychology with a Specialty in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta- Georgia where he graduated with honors and received the Outstanding Student Award. Alejandro obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University and graduate studies in Education from the Pontifical Catholic University in Lima, Peru.
Alejandro specializes in couples therapy / marriage counseling. He received advanced training in the Gottman Method for Couples and Marital Therapy from the Gottman Institute in Seattle,Washington. In addition, he received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, developed by Dr. Sue Jonhson from the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) of Canada. He completed training in family therapy from the prestigious Family Institute of Lima in Peru. He also teaches divorce classes to help divorcing parents resolve parent-child conflicts resulting from separation and divorce.
Alejandro is also an immigration-related-issues expert. In the last years, Alejandro has helped hundreds of people from different countries, including mental health evaluations for Waivers, VAWA, U-Visa, Political Asylum, and Cancellation of Removal proceedings.
As a well-known community educator, Alejandro has appeared in a variety of media programs such as CNN in Español and Univision Atlanta, and Capital TV and La Mula TV in Lima-Peru. He has been a reliable source to Atlanta and Lima-Peru area newspapers who published his remarks about psychological issues. He also participated in a weekly live “call-in” radio show in Atlanta where he answered questions about family issues to a Spanish speaking audience.
Alejandro's professional experience includes his work of 28 years in the mental health and educational fields, including private practice, non-profit organizations, facilitator of psychoeducational groups, and previous work as an Adjunct Faculty for the Pontifical Catholic University and the Sacred Heart Feminine University of Peru. Alejandro is the founder and the clinical director of the Counseling Institute of Atlanta where we work with couples, families, individuals, immigration evaluations, workers compensation cases, divorce / custody and visitation issues, domestic violence, abuse / trauma, and anger management evaluations and treatment. He is also a member at the Argosy University Advisor Board Committee where he shares his expertise to improve the counseling program for Graduate students. Alejandro can also help parents that are in a divorce process through family counseling services.