Helping you balance and adjust to a new life in San Diego, California
  

About Us

We are a San Diego, California, based team of licensed mental health professionals with extensive experience in acculturation issues. We provide a variety of services, including acculturation training, new-life coaching, individual, couples, and family counseling as well as transition preparation. For organizations, we provide employee training, coaching, and transition assistance for individuals, teams, and entire businesses. 

We provide services out of our office in Hillcrest, San Diego, and travel to organizations on location to provide a convenient, hands-on and experiential experience. Let our knowledge and expertise help and guide you towards a fulfilled, enjoyable, and exciting stay here!

Armin Geiger, MA, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Armin Geiger, MA, MS, LMFT, LPCCI am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California MFC License #48558) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (California LPCC License #364) in San Diego, CA. Born and raised in Switzerland, I lived in the U.K. for a while before moving to San Diego on my own in 1992. I am both German and Swiss and bilingual in English andGerman. The challenges and changes I faced have given me unique perspectives, insights, and experiences. Some of them are managing change, facing adverse situations, jump-starting and maintaining motivation, achieving emotional well-being, facing life transitions, and navigating layered cultural issues.

In my capacity as a Counselor and Therapist, I am a seasoned clinician, clinical supervisor, and consultant & trainer. I have experience working with schools and community agencies, alcohol & drug treatment facilities, and residential treatment centers. I have worked with civilian and military individuals, couples, and families. My approach to therapy is based in a client centered, trauma informed, and culturally sensitive framework that draws from a variety of theoretical orientations. My treatment is individually tailored to each client. I may draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Gestalt, or Humanistic modes to meet your needs and achieve your goals. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety Treatment, Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Conditions, as well as LGBTQ related issues.

For more information about my private practice, visit www.affirmativecounselingandtherapy.com

Angela Wastrack, LCSW

Angela Wastrack, LCSWI am a mental health professional and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (California LCS #15626). Supported by several grants to study in the United States, I moved from Berlin, Germany, to San Diego, CA, in 1986 – and have lived here ever since.

I am one of the founding members of Albert Einstein Academies, the only German immersion Elementary and Middle School in San Diego. The school is a California Distinguished School and the highest performing public middle school in the metro San Diego area.

Having grown up in Germany, I am bilingual in English and German. My goal is to provide the best, research based, most compassionate counseling and therapy to you, your children, family, and your friends and coworkers. I can provide this service because of a solid educational foundation, 20 years of experience, and continuing education in my field.

For more information on my private practice, visit www.angelawastracklcsw.com.


Employee assistance

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For a successful organization, it is vital your employees perform at their best, consistently and at all times. Integrating international employees into your workforce provides challenges on many levels.

We are a San Diego, California, based team of licensed mental health professionals with extensive experience in acculturation issues. Let our experience and expertise help your employees successfully adapt to and navigate the new culture and environment.


Our partners
  • German Consulate
  • German American Societies
  • Swiss Consulate
  • Swiss Community
  • Swiss Club San Diego
  • German Chamber of Commerce
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • Albert Einstein Academies