Dr. Jorge Partida is a Clinical Psychologist, and Curandero in the Nahuatl-Toltec tradition. Born in Mexico, Dr. Jorge was trained in native healing traditions by his paternal grandmother, who was a Curandera. Dr. Jorge immigrated to Chicago at the age of nine where he grew up and learned to navigate two cultures and world views with divergent perspectives on health and healing. He struggled to legitimize the native healing teachings and subsequently, obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology. Dr. Jorge has served as Director of the Doctorate Program in Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and Deputy Director of Behavioral Health for San Francisco’s Department of Public Health. He is currently Clinical Director at Alo Recovery Centers in Los Angeles and has also developed programs in the areas of child welfare, education, community building, diversity and spirituality. He has worked in Liberia, Africa in the repatriation of boy soldiers and has collaborated in creating intentional communities in Colombia, Peru, and Mexico.
Dr. Jorge has worked with native healers from various countries motivated to find t universal aspects of health and healing across spiritual and cultural traditions. Dr. Jorge has been most influenced by the Toltec and Nahuatl traditions of Mexico. In his writing, Dr. Jorge explores the secrets of healing encoded in native traditions, which trace their knowledge thousdands of years longer than historically reported. Dr. Jorge’s treatment approach integrates native medicine, ritual and traditional psychotherapy to provide a person centered, empowerment model of healing, restoration, and wellness.