David Sikandar Ortega, Psy.D.

David Ortega is currently a clinical psychologist and head of the research department at the Cognitive therapy Center in Cancun, Mexico.

In 2006 he completed his license by finishing his studies at Anahuac University where he graduated at the top of his class. In 2007 he completed training in systemic family therapy (UNAM) and in 2008 he completed his training at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, PA, under the supervision of Dan Beck, LSW. That same year he obtained certification as a Cognitive therapist from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT).

He’s presently enrolled in the University of Southern California’s PsyD., distance learning program, pursuing his second doctoral degree. He has specialized in treating drug dependence disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders and eating disorders. His most recent continuing education workshops have included Schema Therapy, Case formulation, Transdiagnostic models of Eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Emotion Focused Therapy.

Aside from his clinical work, he´s currently involved in research, with a focus on validation and dissemination of evidence based treatments, He has published articles in peer reviewed journals and presented his research in national and international events.