THE THERAPISTS BEHIND LCRC
Dr. Randy Misael Sebastian Dellosa,
M.D., Psy.D. R.Psy.
…is a life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, physician, and psychiatrist. With compassion and competence, he helps people heal from their physical, emotional, mental, relational, and spiritual problems, He also assists people in attaining their fullest human potential and spiritual growth. Randy established the Life Change Recovery Center, a treatment facility for drug dependents and psychiatric patients. He is Director of The Life Transformation Institute and is Co-Founder and Charter President of the Philippine Association of Christian Counselors. He is also a Co-Founder of the Philippine Center for Substance Abuse Management.
With over 20 years of counseling and psychotherapy experience, Randy is distinguished as a propagator of the current Human Potential Movement in the Philippines, an active proponent and pioneer of expressive, experiential and somatic psychotherapies in the Philippines, and the only European-trained Filipino psychotherapist with a Gestalt-Ericksonian-Existential-Transpersonal orientation to psychotherapy. he currently teaches at the U.P. Clinical Psychology Program and at the Asian Theological Seminary and trains counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in the art of psychotherapy.
His intensive involvement and training with the Human Potential Movement have honed his expertise on body-mind integration, encounter group facilitation, dream analysis, trance facilitation and hypnotic imagery, psychodrama, therapeutic art, somato-emotional touch therapy, bioenergetic movement exercises, creative journaling, somatic psychotherapy, psycho-spiritual inner healing, massage and bodywork therapies, complimentary/alternative medicine, and regressive-cathartic facilitation work.
He originated and co-developed the “life transformation paradigm” to counseling and psychotherapy – a paradigm that not only empowers people to deal with their life struggles, but also moves them towards lives of wholeness, wellness, growth, and healing.
He updates his psychological studies at the Southern California University for Professional Studies and continues to pursue his personal growth journey by attending growth communities here and abroad.
Dr. Violeta V. Bautista,
Ph.D., R.Psy., R.G.C.
(Excerpt from article entitled “A second crack at life” published in Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 4, 2000.)
“The family sessions are handled by co-therapist Dr. Violeta Bautista, who also heads UP Diliman’s Clinical Psychology Program. A Rockefeller Scholar (Family Therapy Institute, Washington DC), Ford Scholar (Philadelphia Child Guidance Center) and Virginia Commonwealth University scholar (Family Therapy.) Bautista also attended courses at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
‘Drugs are serious business’, she says. Her approach is to enable the family members to share their personal experiences, rather than pointing fingers at one another or finding someone to blame.
Bautista says Filipinos respond very well to therapy. ‘They usually come to me when they are at the end of their rope. They already know they want out and this opens them up to change.’
Also Filipinos today are more open to professional help. ‘Ten years ago they were ashamed to consult a therapist,’ she says. ‘Some people even called it the work of the devil. They thought it would be sufficient to just talk to a priest.’
Today, however, Filipinos no longer adhere to the myth that people who seek help are abnormal. ‘They know it’s healthy to get help when you need it. It’s more sensible to fix something up before it gets broken. it shows responsibility.
Ms. Agnes R. Agbayani,
MA.Ed., R.Psy., R.G.C.
...finished her B.S. Psychology degree from the University of Santo Tomas and her MA. Ed. Major in Guidance and Counseling from the University of the Philippines. She is a certified Life Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, Solution Focused Brief Therapist, a professional licensed Counselor and a registered Psychologist.
As training consultant, she designs and implements a variety of programs and workshops for different companies since 1991. She conducted Team Building, Stress Management, Enhancement of Self Esteem, How to Deal with Bullying, How to Prepare for the Workplace, Leadership Training, Understanding and Dealing with Problem Gambling, Facilitators Training, Counseling Skills Training, Mental Health, Psychological First Aid Training, Art Therapy workshops and other personal growth and behavioral programs for different companies, NGOs, Go’s and educational institutions.
As a psychologist, she does psychotherapy and different therapeutic intervention sessions to individuals, families and organizations.
An advocate of people empowerment, she is a consultant to organizations involved in policy and program development which aims to uphold the dignity of persons with disability. She is a member of the Screening Committee of the Presidential Apolinario Mabini Awards since 2015 and presented a paper in the International Consultation on Doing Theology from a Disability Perspective conducted by the Association for Theological Education in Southeast Asia. In April 2016, she presented the Philippines report on the ASEAN Consultation on the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children With Disabilities.
She designed and conducted a Counselors Training Program for the Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Reproductive Health, USA – Philippines Project. She also did Organization Development work in a USAID-funded GOLD project for local government units.
She sat in the TWG -DOLE (Technical Working Group) assigned to work on the Guidelines for implementing Mental Health in the Workplace and also in the TWG of the Philippine Council for Mental Health who worked on the strategic planning for the National Mental Health Program.
Aside from counseling and empowering people, her other passion is teaching. She taught at St Mary’s College, Messiah College and was a guest lecturer/ facilitator at De La Salle University and University of the Philippines. She is also the Vice President of Philippine Society of Life Coaches, and a Board Officer of the Gestalt Therapy Association of the Philippines.
Currently, she is the Executive Director and Counselor/Psychologist/Life Coach at the Life Change Recovery Center. She also serves as supervisor to interns doing their post graduate program at Life Change Recovery Center.