Ateneo Bulatao Center

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The Ateneo Bulatao Center is the non-profit service and research arm of the Psychology Department of the Ateneo de Manila University. We deliver counseling and psychotherapy; psychological testing and assessment; psychological workshops; and intervention programs in the service of improving the psychological wellbeing of children, adolescents, and adults. Furthermore, we are committed to promoting psychological wellness across a variety of settings such as schools, government organizations, non – government organizations, and corporations.


The center also trains the next generation of psychologists and mental health professionals to integrate scholarly knowledge, research findings, a grounded awareness of context, self-awareness, and critical thinking into clinical practice and clinical decision-making.

What We Do


Our therapists utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions, adapting to the specific needs of the clients, in the different stages of therapy. We offer these services to individuals, communities, and companies.


A program that aims to provide free non-specialized psychosocial support for Filipinos. The program recruits, trains, and mentors graduate students to deliver online psychological support in 1-2 counseling sessions to address a caller’s psychological distress.


We have researched and designed psychological workshops and skills training in various contexts and sectors such as corporations, government units, and non-government organizations in the Philippines.


Our Center seeks to advance knowledge and innovations in the treatment, prevention, and promotion of mental health and well-being of Filipinos across the life span and in various contexts.

The experience at Bulatao Center is a person-to-person human encounter – where compassion and empathy towards the self and others become the undercurrent that defines the approach to professional psychological practice.

-Laurie Mesa



Short Articles


Read up on news articles about the Center and watch recordings from the team!


Bulatao Digest is our weekly initiative that aims to provide easily digestible nuggets of psychological theory, practice, and research tricks that can help you cope with problems and form meaningful relationships. Catch our weekly uploads on our Facebook page every Monday morning!