Contact Information

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Office of Guidance and Counseling

Phone:
+63 2 4266001 ext 5031/5032
+63 920 9182582

Fax:


E-mail:
ls-guidance@admu.edu.ph

Web:
http://ls.ateneo.edu/guidance

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-12nn

Professionals



Maria Paz Monica O. Ortiz, Ph.D. Cand., RGC
Guidance Director

Lito Nillo
Psychometrician


Guidance Counselors   School Psychologists
 
Rosalie Cataquis, RGC   Aurora Assumpta Catipon, CClP
Daisy Joy Guevarra, RGC   Albert Go, MA
Marvin Christian Cruz, RGC   Patrick Ronnelle Lorenzo,MA
John Cundangan, MA, RGC   Arnold Lumbao, MA
Sherry Ann Magsalin-Ching, MA Ed., RGC    
Virgilio A. Panlasigui, M.A., RGC    
 
Joy Alonzo
Office Assistant
  Didi Jao
Office Assistant



Maria Paz Monica O. Ortiz, Ph.D. Cand., RGC
Maripaz has earned her AB Psychology and MA in Education, major in Guidance and Counseling, from the Ateneo de Manila University.  She is working with families coping with cancer for her doctoral studies.  She received her certification for the Myers Briggs Type Indicator from the Philippine Psychological Corporation.

Maripaz is currently the Director for the Loyola Schools Office of Guidance and Counseling.  She is also a part-time faculty at the Ateneo Education Department/Ateneo Teacher Center, having handled graduate courses in Lifespan/Career Development, Personality and Counseling Theories, Group Process, Stress Management.  Her interests include cooking, gardening, music, and art.

   
Lito M. Nillo
As an MA Education Candidate, Tolits is currently pursuing his thesis in Guidance and Counseling at the Ateneo de Manila University. He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) at the University of the East, Manila. He served as a Guidance Counselor at the Loyola Schools Office of Guidance and Counseling (LSOGC) where he works as the Psychometrician.

Tolits schedules routine testing and collates data on student needs and office services for research. He conducts routine interviews, small/group processing and individual/group test interpretation.

   
Rosalie E. Cataquis, RGC
Rose is a licensed guidance counselor and professional teacher.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Masters of Education major in Guidance Counseling, finished academic requirements in MA School Psychology, Professional Education Units and member of the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association.  She has extensive experience as a guidance counselor considering her appointment for 8 years in the basic education and 5 years in tertiary education.

  Maria Aurora A. Catipon, CClP
Rory earned her M.A. in Psychology of Child and Family Development from the Ateneo de Manila University.  She is a Certified Clinical Psychologist by the Psychological Association of the Philippines and a Certified Solution Focused Brief Therapist with the Canadian Council for Professional Certification.  She serves the Ateneo de Manila University community as a School Psychologist at the Loyola Schools Office of the Guidance and Counseling (LS OGC), as a consultant at the Ateneo Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment, and Mentor at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.  She works with Adolescents and Young Adults with Adjustments / Transition, Personal Growth, Trauma, and Relationship issues.  She does Play Therapy with children and is also involved in the psychological assessment of children and adolescents, and young adults with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns.

Daisy Joy Santos-Guevarra, RGC
Jing is a registered guidance counselor, and has been with the Loyola Schools Office of Guidance and Counseling (LSOGC) since 2009.  She earned her degree in Bachelor of Science major in Psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Education major in Guidance and Counseling from St. Joseph’s College.  She is also an active member of the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA).  She has been conducting numerous workshops for the LSOGC and handling InTACT classes for the Integrated Ateneo Formation Program.  She has been working with the adolescents for the last seven years, attending to their academic, personal, and social concerns.

  Albert A. Go, MA
Abet earned his M.A. in Psychology from ADMU.  A school psychologist, he has worked with the Wellness Center before joining the Loyola Schools Office of Guidance and Counseling since 2004.  He is a member of the Psychological Association of the Philippines.

Marvin Christian V. Cruz, RGC
Marvin is a registered guidance counselor, and has been with the Loyola Schools Office of Guidance and Counseling since 2009.  He holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology from the Central Colleges of the Philippines and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Education major in Guidance and Counseling at St. Joseph’s College.
He is an active member of the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA), Integrated Professional Counselors Association of the Philippines (IPCAP) and Family and Pastoral Counseling Association of the Philippines (FPCAP).  He serves as a Homeroom Adviser in one of the InTACT classes and has been working as a counselor for the last sixteen years.  He is likewise actively involved in various church and community activities.

  Patrick Ronelle M. Loranzo, MA
Holding a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University, Ron is the incoming Coordinator for Psychological Services.  He specializes in handling clients with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and suicide.  He has constructed a framework and an instrument (Filipino Reasons for Living Scale) which assists therapists in developing protective beliefs that could reduce suicide risk in individuals.

Ron integrates hypnotherapy in his sessions and conducts workshops and lectures on the topic.

John Lee Cundangan, MA, RGC
John earned his M.A in Psychology from University of Sto. Tomas.  He has worked with substance abusers, athletes, and trauma cases.  Formerly connected with UST, Letran, and FEU, he is now part of the Formation Team in the Loyola Schools OGC.

He is currently a member of American Psychological Association (APA), Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA), Career Development Association of the Philippines, ADHD Society of the Philippines, Association of Placement Practitioners of Colleges and Universities.

  Aaron Lumbao, MA
Aaron has a bachelor and master’s degree in Psychology.  He is a developmental psychologist who majored in child and family development from the Ateneo de Manila University.  For more than a decade, Aaron focused on development programs for children, having founded the Tree House Child Development Center in Baguio City.

Concurrent with his interest in the field of human development, Aaron maintains an active practice in the clinical setting.  He employs the expressive and creative therapies as main modalities in his clinical practice.  At present, he is a part-time school psychologist at the Ateneo de Manila University while pursuing his doctorate degree in Social Development at the University of the Philippines.  He also teaches psychology courses in the graduate school.  Aaron’s other interests include the environment, dogs, tennis, music, and the arts.

Sherry Ann Magsalin-Ching, MA Ed., RGC
Ann has earned her MA in Education major in Guidance and Counseling at the Ateneo de Manila University. She earned her BA major in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Santo Tomas, and completed the Teacher Certificate Program at De La Salle University. To deepen her understanding about pastoral counseling and psychology, she took courses at the Center for Families & Ministry (CeFAM) at the Loyola School of Theology, AdMU.

Her experiences would include working for many years as a licensed grade school teacher / homeroom adviser, and counselor in a Filipino-Chinese Jesuit school. She has co-authored the Reading Treasury textbook for the 1st Grade, has been a swim coach for beginners & toddlers, a mentor for different grade levels, and a club moderator.

Moreover, she has been an active parishioner, serving the church as a certified lector/commentator. Her love & service for the church has inspired her to volunteer in a diverse & multi-cultural setting as a catechist assistant for the 1st & 4th Grade students in Manhattan, New York, USA.

Currently, Ann serves the Ateneo de Manila University community as a Guidance Counselor and as the Formation Services Coordinator, effective August 1, 2012 at the Loyola Schools Office of the Guidance and Counseling (LS OGC).

   
Virgilio A. Panlasigui, M.A., RGC
Buddy is a Professional Pastoral Counselor at the Center for Family Ministries (CeFaM) caring for adolescents, individuals, marital and family concerns. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Washington, USA.

He took Professional Diploma course on Family Counseling and Ministry and Apprenticeship program in Pastoral Care and Counseling at CeFaM, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University; before he earned his Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from Miriam College.

He is a member of Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA) and a board member of Family and Pastoral Counseling’ Association of the Philippines (FPCAP). Buddy is now part of the LSOGC family handling SOSE and Graduate students.

   
Joy D. Alonzo
Ate Joy, as she is fondly called, has been with the Ateneo for more than 25 years.  She started at the Office of Admission and Aid, before finally finding permanent home at the Loyola Schools Office of Guidance and Counseling where she has worked under four different directors.  She has been recognized by the University for her service and dedication to her work.  As testament to her loyalty to the institution, all her children are currently studying in the university, one in the Loyola Schools, the second in High School, and the youngest (and the cutest) in Grade School.

  Didi JaoFloser B. Jao
Ms. Floser Brillante Jao or Ms. Didi, for short, graduated with a degree in BS Secondary Education back in Surigao del Sur in 1989.  She has been part of the LSOGC for 20 years working industriously as a psychometrician and as an office assistant.  She is friendly, loyal, and loving, especially to her family.  She always tries to put GOD first in everything that she does.