Axis Mundi Center for Mental Health
Therapy and Counseling Services

Working With Vince Buhagiar

Vince Buhagiar

TRAINEE in practicum at jfku

supervised by elysha Martinez, lmft# 93493


offices in lafayette and concord, ca.

I bring a warm, accepting, open, and light-hearted energy to the therapy room. I am not the type of person to pity my clients. Our work together might be difficult but also rewarding, as I challenge you to confront the reality of your experience. Together we will determine how your own beliefs are contributing to that reality and whether this is functional for you - or not. I will also help you to uncover your own personal blind spots as you meet the You that you are truly supposed to be.

How i Identify

As a clinician who identifies as white, male, heterosexual, middle-class, educated and able-bodied I hit nearly all the privileged markers recognized by our society. As a result of being a member of the dominant group for nearly every category and living in such a diverse culture as the Bay Area, I believe it is my responsibility as a clinician to bring humility and openness into my practice. My work around oppression has been around becoming aware of the ways in which privilege and oppression manifest in the day-to-day life of so many people. I invite you to come sit with me and tell me your story as I listen with a respectful and compassionate ear.

I am a local to the East Bay. For as long as I can remember I have had a deep passion for psychology and helping others. It has always been my curiosity that has attracted me to the hidden corners of the human expereince. It was in college that I received my calling to become a holistic therapist as I was going through my own healing process. The path to healing is often difficult, painful, and down-right terrifying. My hope is to support my clients and help them to navigate through the darkness of their suffering.

A graduate of John F. Kennedy's Counseling psychology program

Specialization in transpersonal psychotherapy

Additional training in:

  • The Enneagram

  • Spiritual Crisis and Emergency

  • Ecotherapy and Nature-Based Counseling

  • Dream Work

specializing in treating:

  • Men and Issues of Masculinity

  • Teens, especially Male-Identified

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anger and Impulse Control

  • Issues of Sexuality and Sexual Identity

  • Couples Counseling

  • Holistic/Spiritual Health

  • Attachment Issues

For additional information about me, please see my website - and PsychologyToday.


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Contact Us

Starting is easy! Use the form on the right to begin our conversation. We'll start with a free, 30 minute consultation to see if we're a good match. If we're not, for any reason, I'll provide you with other referrals that may be a better fit - my commitment is to your well-being first!