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Jesus Enrique G. Saplala

Jesus Enrique G. Saplala | Ph.D., C. , Psych. (He/Him)

I received my M.A. in Counselling Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University.  I then moved to Canada where I completed my post-doctoral training at Ontario Shores (Whitby, ON), St. Leonard’s Place Peel (Brampton, ON), Woodbine Psychological and Counselling Services (Markham, ON) and Oshawa Psychological and Counselling Services (Oshawa, ON).  I am registered with The College of Psychologists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and a fellow of the Psychological Association of the Philippines.  I speak fluent English, Tagalog, and some French. Currently, I continue to engage in research and recently co-authored a journal article, “Coronavirus Pandemic Anxiety Scale (CPAS-11): Development and initial validation,” which is an 11-item anxiety scale intended to measure symptoms of anxiety related to the pandemic.

MY APPROACH

My education and training in Eastern and Western schools of thought, have shaped my understanding of human behaviour from different perspectives. I value the uniqueness of each client and work to help bring back an optimal level of functioning through evidence-based approaches.  My extensive training has allowed me to gain competence utilizing different approaches so I can meet the needs of each client.  I utilize EMDR, the Flash Technique (FT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Psychodynamic and Clinical Hypnotherapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

AREAS OF FOCUS

I provide therapy to adults in an individual therapy setting. My areas of clinical interest include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Stress-related disorders

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem and confidence

  • Anxiety and chronic worrying

  • Stress management

  • Adjustment to life events

  • Mental health concerns related to gastrointestinal difficulties

  • Academic difficulties

  • Workplace difficulties

  • Assertiveness training

  • Anger management

  • Coping with discrimination

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Panic attacks

  • Concentration and motivation difficulties

  • Relationship and attachment difficulties

  • Social anxiety

Therapeutic Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) (some skills used)
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • EMDR
  • Flash Technique (FT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Hypnotherapy