Dr. Alessandra “Aless” Arpon, RPsy

Educational Background:

  • PhD, Major in Counseling Psychology (on-going) – De La Salle University
  • MBA (on-going) – Ateneo de Manila University
  • MS in Psychology, Major in Clinical Psychology – De La Salle University
  • BS Psychology – Far Eastern University

Cases Handled:

  • Depression, anxiety, stress, personal and family relationship problems, sexual identity, academic and occupational concerns, social exclusion and rejection, self-harming behavior, and emotion dysregulation

Services Provided:

  • Psychological Testing & Assessment
  • Individual & Group Psychotherapy
  • Play and expressive arts therapy
  • Lectures, workshops, and seminars

Description

Aless is working in education, research, assessment, and mental health awareness, treatment, and care. She earned her BS Psychology from Far Eastern University – Manila with a Magna Cum Laude distinction and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from De La Salle University – Manila where she is also taking her Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist who garnered the 5th place during the licensure examination for psychologist in 2017.

Aless uses play and expressive arts therapy for children, trains teens with social thinking and interpersonal effectiveness skills, and conducts evidence-based psychotherapy for adults. She has experience handling concerns related to family conflicts, intimate relationships, sexual identity, academic and occupational problems, self-harming behavior, and emotion dysregulation. Aside from therapy, she also runs lectures, seminars, and workshops related to mental health awareness, prevention, and intervention in the community, school, and work settings. At present, she works as a faculty member of the psychology department in the De La Salle University – Manila handling undergraduate and graduate courses.

Aless is an active member of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino and Philippine Association for Child and Play Therapy.

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