Paulita Lasola Malay
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
   
 

 

PAULITA LASOLA MALAY, M.S., MFT
Psychotherapist
903 Sneath Lane, Suite 228
San Bruno Office Park
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone/Fax (650) 871-7717
TheChosenTherapist@gmail.com
License # MFT 33749


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
  • More than 30 years counseling experience.
  • Certified Domestic Violence Counselor.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Bilingual Counselor.
  • Speaks English and two Philippine languages: Tagalog and Bisaya.
  • The 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
University Scholar

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

COUNSELING EXPERIENCE:
January 1998

(Started Part Time)

To Present
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.
October 1997
To
August 2002
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 relationships.
September 1991
To
April 2010
(Part time
Beginning 1993)
PYRAMID ALTERNATIVES, Pacifica
Therapist 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 misdemeanors.
March 1993
To
June 1998
(Part-time)
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.
May 1993
To
July 1996
(Part-time)
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 parents.
September 1994
To
June 1995
(Part-time)
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.
September 1990
To
March 1991
WESTSIDE OUTPATIENT CLINIC, San Francisco
Therapist Intern with cases of anxiety disorders, major depression, sexual abuse, poly-substance abuse, etc.
May 1982
To
March 1986
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.
April 1979
To
May 1982
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:
November 1990
To
October 1993
BAY AREA FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN RESOURCES, San Francisco
Institute of Mental Health Policy and Administration
Program Administrator. Coordinated various seminars for mental health administrators in the Northwestern states.
October 1986
To
November 1990
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.
  • Served as a panelist in various conferences in San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Given 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 August 2012.