LASOLA MALAY, M.S., MFT
903 Sneath Lane, Suite 228
San Bruno Office Park
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone/Fax (650) 871-7717
License # MFT 33749
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
than 30 years counseling experience.
- Certified Domestic Violence Counselor.
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Bilingual Counselor.
English and two Philippine languages: Tagalog and Bisaya.
only Filipina psychotherapist in San Mateo County who provides
direct service in domestic violence prevention and intervention to
victims and (separately) to offenders.
- Facilitated for 12+ years certified batterers' treatment groups in Tagalog - no other such group for Filipinos in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.
- Trilingual, bicultural, and culturally competent.
- Varied experiences: clinical, non-profit, residential facility, academe, and corporate.
EDUCATION: M.S. in Counseling
Concentration: Marriage, Family & Child Counseling
San Francisco State University May 30, 1992
Training with Virginia Satir
Avanta Network Process Community Institute
July-August 1987, Crested Butte, Colorado
One of five Foreign Scholars
M.S. in Guidance and Counseling
De La Salle University, June 20, 1976 Manila, Philippines
B.A. in Social Work
University of the Philippines, May 16, 1958 Manila, Philippines
(Started Part Time)
|Clinical Practice as Mental & Behavioral
Health Professional, San Bruno
Provides solution-focused and growth-oriented
therapy to individuals, couples, and families by utilizing various
approaches including family systems, Cognitive
Behavioral/Rational-Emotive Therapy, EMDR, etc. Aside from
knowledge of domestic violence dynamics, other areas of expertise
are: Marital Relationships (especially cross-cultural
/inter-racial relationships) Parenting issues, Anger Management,
Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
Trauma, Adjustment Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Adult
Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) issues.
|CENTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION (C.O.R.A.)|
Burlingame Bilingual Community Educator & Outreach Coordinator
Provided education presentations, and outreach
to San Mateo County and San Francisco regarding prevention of
domestic violence; crisis intervention counseling to
victims; answered the hot line. Founded the Filipino
Outreach Program. Established and facilitated a
support group in Daly City for women (from varied cultural and
socioeconomic backgrounds) who are or have been in abusive
|PYRAMID ALTERNATIVES, Pacifica|
to individuals in recovery from substance abuse; couples and/or families dealing with ACA issues,
co-dependency, child abuse, etc. Doing intake interviews and
assessment of potential participants in the 52-week Alternatives
to Violence group treatment program and the Anger Management
Program. Facilitating the certified batterers' intervention
group for Filipinos court-mandated for domestic violence
|PENINSULA FAMILY YMCA PROJECT FOCUS, San Mateo|
Family Therapist. Provided therapy to children, adolescents, individuals, couples, families, and groups by utilizing a family systems approach. Taught parenting skills to parents mandated to family group treatment program due to child abuse.
|FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY, Burlingame|
Bicultural Counselor to individuals, couples, families, and groups; (also Medi-Cal clients and Victims of Crime)
sexually and/or physically abused children and the non-offending
|THERAPEUTIC DAY SCHOOL, San Mateo County Mental Health|
Therapist to emotionally disturbed adolescents at the Skyview Therapeutic Day School and at Serramonte Therapeutic Day School.
|WESTSIDE OUTPATIENT CLINIC, San Francisco|
Therapist Intern with cases of anxiety disorders, major depression, sexual
abuse, poly-substance abuse, etc.
|MARYKNOLL COLLEGE, Quezon City, Philippines|
Senior Counselor-Placement Officer for college students. Provided academic, career, and personal
counseling to students; and conducted team-building seminars for faculty, and non-academic staff.
|RFM FOOD CORPORATION, Manila, Philippines|
Personnel Counselor for a food manufacturing company. Also acted as ombudsman for management and
employees; did exit interviews; co-facilitated team-building seminars for 2,500+ personnel with their supervisors and managers.
LOCAL EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:
|BAY AREA FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN RESOURCES, San Francisco|
Institute of Mental Health Policy and Administration
Administrator. Coordinated various seminars for mental health administrators in the
|ASIAN BUSINESS LEAGUE, San Francisco|
Executive Assistant. Rendered administrative support to a chamber of commerce dedicated to the
development of Asian-Americans and Asians in business.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SKILLS:
- Interpersonal skills with multi-cultural and multi-ethnic persons.
- Ability to sensitively confront & explore alternative solutions with clients in brief therapy.
as a panelist in various conferences in San Francisco Bay Area.
880+ hours of workshops on domestic violence; and culturally sensitive services.
- Awarded "DV WARRIOR" by the Filipina Women's Network in April 2009.
- Awarded "One of 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S" by the FWNetwork in