Mauricio is a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia and Colorado and a certified sex therapist through the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Mauricio is currently working on a doctorate in social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned his master’s degrees in clinical social work and human sexuality education from Widener University and has been a practicing psychotherapist since 2012. Mauricio received formal postgraduate training in narrative therapy from some of the leading practitioners in this therapeutic modality, including its co-founder, David Epston.
As a therapist, Mauricio works with individuals suffering from the effects of sexual shame, trauma, and social stigma. These may include relationship issues, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger and resentment, among other challenges. Through his narrative therapeutic approach, Mauricio assists his clients repair harm to their identities and self-concept, thus enabling a transformative journey toward preferred realities and new possibilities. His current research primarily focuses on the phenomenon of youth sexual offending and the experiences of gay and bisexual men with a history of homophobic bullying. Mauricio has presented on his therapeutic work and his research at numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally.
- American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
- Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
- Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
- Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)