Maria Aurora “Rory” Catipon, RPsy


Educational Background:
• MA in Psychology – Ateneo de Manila University
• BS Psychology – College of Science, University of Santo Tomas

Cases Handled:
• Adolescents, 13 up; Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Emotional and Relational Concerns, Parent-Child Relationships, Adjustment Difficulties, Trauma in Children and Adolescents

Services Provided:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Facilitation Support for Mindfulness Based Practice – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Compassion and Wellbeing (MCW)
  • Supervision / Support for Training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Psychoeducation on Mental Health and Emotion Regulation

Rory Catipon is a Registered Psychologist and has more than 30 years of working with children and adolescents. She is a Certified Specialist in Clinical Psychology with the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP).

She obtained her Master’s Degree in Psychology, concentration on Child and Family Development, from the Ateneo de Manila University. Her approach to counseling stems from her training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy where she has Master Practitioner credentials from the International Solution Focused Training Institute (IASTI). Other approaches she integrates include her training in Mindfulness Based Practices (MBCT and MBSR), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is also an accredited Play Therapy Supervisor by the Philippine Child and Play Therapy Association (Philplay).

Apart from InTouch Community Services, Rory’s experience has included different roles over time with the Ateneo de Manila University, i.e., in college counseling (Loyola Schools Office of Guidance and Counseling – LSOGC), psychological assessment (Ateneo Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment – ACESS), play therapy and supervision (Ateneo Wellness Center) and personal coaching (Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health). She has also has cross-cultural experience in her role as School Counselor of British School Manila.








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