Counseling or “talk therapy” is recommended to anyone who may have a concern that they would like to work through – whether it may be about their health, relationships, family, academics, work, career, direction, friendships, organizations, and many more. Counseling or psychotherapy can be beneficial to work through the content with a professional. Therapy is also recommended for any sign of mental distress in an individual. 

Counseling sessions usually run for 60 minutes in a private space. All counseling sessions are strictly confidential by law. The practitioner uses a mix of Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, Rogerian, Jungian, and Hypnosis techniques in therapy. Cases that have been handled previously are anxiety, depression, eating disorders, weight loss, and other chronic diseases (liver failure, diabetes). 


Gisa Paredes is a Licensed Psychologist, certified ear acupuncture detox specialist, and wellness consultant. Her experience in health spans 8 years with focus and research on health behavior strategies and the journey of weight management participants through popular weight programs. Gisa has also trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Choice Theory / Reality Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Hypnotherapy (the Fr. Bulatao way). She has experience using other techniques like Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Solution-Focused Based Therapy. Finally, for those who appreciate a more spiritual approach, Gisa is also a certified Theta healer.

Healing minds PH counselors: loren gill and gisa paredes

Healing minds PH counselors: loren gill and gisa paredes

Loren Gill
is a Licensed Psychologist who has had experience in working with kids and adults alike. She used to be a guidance counselor for middle school and high school students. She also helped kids and teens with special needs (such as ADHD and ASD) to learn social skills. Today she provides counseling, workshops, and crisis intervention and management to multinational companies and their employees. She has training in Narrative Therapy and experience using techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused Based Therapy and continues to grow her skill sets in the counseling setting.  


Sessions can be booked through DPBM Training on the following schedule:

Gisa: Mondays (4pm - 8pm) / Fridays (1pm - 4pm)

Loren: Fridays (4pm - 8pm) / Saturdays (1pm - 5pm)

Unit 703, State Condominium 1, 186 Salcedo street, Legazpi Village, Makati City

Mobile: (0977) 012 5842