DID YOU KNOW?
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It is being well, contributing to society, and having good relationships.
STIGMA PREVENTS HEALING
Stigma is still common across the Philippines. Depressed people are still thought as 'buang' or crazy. This prevents people from seeking help.
Evidence shows that mental healthcare and counseling works for depression and other life difficulties.
WHAT WE ARE
Inner Peace Mental Health Services is a private psychological clinic based in Cebu City. The company provides expert and compassionate care for people with emotional difficulties and mental health concerns. We also conduct mental health related programs for organizations around the Philippines.
Chen is a registered psychologist who graduated his BS Psychology and MA Clinical Psychology at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City. He is currently finishing his PhD Psychology at Silliman University, Dumaguete City.
In practice, he focuses on using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for treating depression and anxiety. Other evidence-based methods he uses are EMDR therapy (for psychological trauma) and mindfulness and self-compassion meditations.
Chen has been a trainer and Chief Learning Officer of Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network (CTFN) since 2016. He enjoys facilitating play-based learning events to enhance teamwork in companies. He is also a Board of Director at Gestalt Wellness Institute of Southeast Asia (GWISEA), a mental health clinic located in Cebu City and Talisay City.
He is Certified as a Mental Health First Response (MHFR) Instructor. MHFR is an established method for intervening and preventing crisis and suicidal situations. He conducts mental health awareness seminars whenever he can as part of his advocacy.
PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CONSULTATION
Sessions aim at educating, preventing, and treating problems in work or personal life. Common problems we treat include lack of sleep, depression, and anxiety.
Tests and interviews help us gain insight about a person's personality or functioning. This information may be used for work decisions or even legal cases.
TRAINING EVENTS AND SEMINARS
Seminars improve the skills and mindset of participants. Seminars may include mental health awareness, stress management, and suicide intervention.
WE CAN HELP WITH
Uncontrolled anger destroys relationships. People also lose their jobs because of this. We can help you manage and cope better with anger.
There is no single cause for depression. People may lose sleep or their appetite. Others no longer enjoy things they used to. We can help identify the symptoms and give the proper intervention.
TRAUMA FROM ABUSE
Going through trauma or abuse is never easy. Abuse may be physical or sexual in nature. Sometimes the worst part is managing oneself after the traumatic event.
STRESS AND ANXIETY
Stress and anxiety can cause much suffering. We can help you find better ways of coping to lessen these symptoms.
Relationships are life's great motivators. We help people find destructive communication patterns, and make your relationships work.
People suffering emotionally are more at risk of suicide. Sometimes it isn't obvious though when a person is thinking of dying.