Dr. Angelo Subida is a clinical psychotherapist, writer, and speaker. A US-certified psycho-trauma specialist and ordained minister, he works for the holistic healing of individuals, couples, youth, and families, through his revolutionary drug-free, active clinical integration of psychology, spirituality, and natural medicine in mental health treatment.
Dr. Subida is author of healing books such as “Secrets of Your Self,” “Inner Healing,” “Chess and Life,” among others, as well as web blogs, articles, and other resources. He has also written articles or done consulting interviews for national print/online magazines such as Smart Parenting, Men’s FHM, Kate, Business Mirror etc. Dr. Subida is author of two psychotherapy and mental health sites – http://www.drsubida.com and http://www.drsubida.net.
Dr. Subida has appeared numerous times as an expert in psychotherapy, counseling, and mental health on national television, radio broadcasts, print media, and live webcasts, including CNN Phils, ABS CBN 2, GMA 7, TV 5, UNTV, Channel 11, Inquirer Radio of Phil Daily Inquirer, Catholic Radyo Veritas, Smart Parenting Magazine, Kate Magazine, BusinessMirror, FHM magazine, among others (Dr. Subida’s TV/radio/print/multi-media appearances). He has served as mental health TV consultant for GMK Ikonsulta Mo over at UNTV, and has also served as in-house therapist/counselor of kid-artists, parents, and staff of the Voice Kids, an ABS CBN 2 popular singing reality show, for years, as well as lecturer/trainer for the ABS CBN’s long-running social arm, Bantay Bata, in its counselors/social workers training program.
Dr. Subida is a Life Member of the Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA), a United Nations-initiated official country affiliate of the World Federation for Mental Health. Internationally, he is an Asian advocate/member of the global vision of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) and the International Association of Trauma Professionals. He joins the worldwide movement and crusade for doing holistic non-drug psychotherapy and educating the public about the dangers of “take-a-drug mentality” in mental health. Dr Subida is also a mission advocate of the Society for Christian Psychology, and member of the International Therapist Leadership Institute (ITLI), the International Association of Professional Life Coaches, and the European Movement for Christian Anthropology, Psychology, and Psychotherapy.
Currently, Dr. Subida is part of the international faculty of the Center for Advanced Studies in Mental Health (ASMH), and the Therapion Consulting USA which conducts group counseling live webcasts. Formerly, Dr. Subida was dean and professor of psychology and spirituality for over a decade in an international school (ASCM-college and graduate levels) based in Makati City. A U.S.-certified, licensed Ordained Minister/Clergy, he also served as former Philippines founding national director and member of a worldwide organization (NPWM) based in Korea and USA for many years.
Dr. Subida is academically educated/certified in psychology, clinical counseling, and theology. He received his psychology degrees and training/studies from Ateneo De Manila University and the University of Santo Tomas. His educational background includes Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology, postgraduate work in Master of Arts (M.A.) Counseling Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Divinity (M.Div.), and two doctorate degrees – a D.Min. or Doctor of Ministry (majoring in a Mental Health and Counseling area), and a Ph.D or Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Christian Psychotherapy.
Dr. Subida’s completed major dissertation/research he wrote for one of his doctorate degrees specializes on psychological stress disorders and mental health of ministers. It was supervised, examined, and approved by Dr. V. Bautista, professor and chairman of the Clinical Psychology Department of the University of the Philippines (U.P.), and by a panel of international doctors and professors from AGST/ATS.
He also received education/training on Psychotherapy and Counseling from Dr. William Wilson, professor emeritus from Duke Medical Center USA, and Stephen Arterburn and his psychologists’ team of New Life Clinics USA.
Dr. Subida’s specializations in therapy and counseling include self therapy, depression, parent-child therapy, clinical infidelity treatment/affair recovery, separation/divorce therapy, varied addictions, inner child healing, sex-love-relationship addiction, anger management, family intervention, neuropsychoanalysis, attachment therapy, spiritual healing, and creative chess psychotherapy.Being conversant with and a trained specialist in two worlds – psychology and theology – Dr. Subida is a “hybrid psychotherapist” integrating these two disciplines (“power sources”) to his innovative practice of facilitating healing the wounds of the “whole self.”
In his therapy practice, Dr. Subida’s approach is innovative, individual, and inspirational — professionally and personally bringing healing where people’s contexts are. Because of his focus on “whole self” recovery, Dr. Subida frees himself from the purely secular/humanistic/materialistic chain of tradition or convention that only blocks the deepest aspects of a person’s inner healing and growth. As an author, lecturer, and mental health clinician, his command of psychotherapy, counseling, and life coaching for the “whole self” is second to none.
He integrates in-person (traditional face-to-face) and on-line (non-traditional web-based) interface for individuals, couples, or groups. Though he holds sessions in the hospital or counseling room, Dr. Subida finds greater effectiveness in ordinary, daily natural environments (free from the “cubicle world”) such as coffee shops, fitness clubs and gyms, restaurants, golf courses, beach resorts, or in malls/parks doing walk-and talk therapy.
The world is Dr. Subida’s clinic. His practice is not bound by physical location or unnatural traditions. Individuals, couples, and families from the Philippines as well as various countries, such as the United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Spain, Canada, Indonesia, India, China, Denmark, Australia, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Armenia, Egypt, Pakistan, Dubai, among others, have visited and engaged Dr. Subida in the therapy session, onsite and online. He has likewise conducted special therapy/counseling sessions and workshops/seminars in foreign countries on special recovery trips.
Dr. Subida has also done individual consulting and/or group workshops and seminars onsite, online, or on-campus for university students from schools such as University of Santo Tomas, Letran College, Rizal Technological University, De La Salle University, St. Benilde, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Mapua, Far Eastern University, Baliuag University, Cavite State U, provincial schools, among others.
A former university/varsity and city chess champion, certified local arbiter, trainer/coach, and master-strength player who’d beaten masters in tournaments, Dr. Subida is founder and author of Chess and Life, his Alternative Chess Therapy, which provides chess psychotherapy/counseling and chess life coaching/consulting in association with the Makati Chess Society.
Dr. Subida is summa cum laude from the University of Real-Life Pain which, although it’s not accredited or legal, is the most expensive university in the world. He has had the privilege of experiencing some of life’s deepest wounds. That gave him a greater capacity to hurt more, to care more, to weep with those who weep — making him one of the most effective recovery communicators on the planet. A wounded healer is a “whole” healer. That’s Dr. Subida.
Dr. Subida consulted and/or trained under the most qualified and respected psychologists and psychiatrists in the country and beyond. Sadly, in the entire mental health care field, he discovered that millions around the world are victims of widespread professional incompetence, incomplete treatment, and false medication in the healing of their psychological, emotional, and spiritual (even physical too) illnesses.
Here’s more that Dr. Subida discovered: psychology, psychiatry, and other social sciences – though useful in a way – remain “incomplete constructs” of human nature, mental health, and wellness. In response to the widespread epidemic of mental health misdiagnoses, abuses, and needs, Dr. Subida is a man turning “pain into purpose” to help people find true, deep-level, complete healing — his passionate contribution to the healing of humankind one person at a time!
Possibly because of the artist, writer, and minister in him, Dr. Subida has never been a traditional, secularized, humanistic clinical psychologist. He emerges as a revolutionist, hybrid, or maverick — an out-of-the-box “backpack psychotherapist” for the healing of the “whole self.”
Dr. Subida offers something extra and transcending than what most secular Ph.Ds and MDs etc. offer today. His therapy approach isn’t mere textbook theory – it’s real life in the trenches and beyond. He has walked the walk and his healing process comes from his own deepest journeys.
This special uniqueness, background, and sense of mission then makes Dr. Subida much better in the practice of psychotherapy, counseling, and life coaching than …. well, than he thinks he is.
Dr. Angelo Subida, Ph.D, D.Min.
Clinical Psychotherapist / Counselor
/ Life Coach/ Author / Speaker
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