Taking Better Steps with You

Better Steps Psychology, Inc. is an integrated, full-service mental health group practice that promotes wellness for all. The Better Steps team is composed of licensed mental health professionals trained in the most up to date and evidence-based methodologies.

The founding partners of Better Steps Psychology, Inc. are mental health professionals, clinicians, physicians, and educators who are all committed to the improvement of the delivery of mental health and wellness services to all. This commitment extends to the team’s passion for engaging in research and implementing best practices in individual, family, and group counseling services as well as the delivery of institutional workshops and seminars.

The Better Steps team is experienced in providing counseling and psychotherapy for clients dealing with a wide range and variety of issues. Better Steps clinicians employ a diverse mix of psychological approaches that are all based on the latest scientific literature to ensure that services are delivered competently and effectively while maintaining client privilege, privacy, and confidentiality.

The Better Steps team also specializes in clinical psychological assessments using the latest and most theoretically sound instruments to aid our partner clinicians and clients find better ways of living. We offer the most comprehensive assessment services to help in treatment planning or identifying psychological, neuropsychological, and educational issues that hinder the growth of our clients.

It is the commitment of the Better Steps team to not only deliver the very best in our clinical and institutional services but to also assure our clients that we will listen and help them grow as better individuals and organizations. At Better Steps Psychology, we collaborate with our clients to take better steps together.

Our Vision

To be the premiere full-service psychological clinic that ensures excellence and integrity in providing modern and innovative programs, grounded in evidence-based theories and best-practices, for the purpose of advancing the field of mental health and wellness toward achieving holistic development of all our clients.

Our Mission

  • To nurture awareness, growth, and harmony in individuals, families, institutions, and communities
  • To equip our clients with the skills and knowledge for dealing with psycho-emotional challenges, and empowering them to take a proactive role in their own healing and wellness.
  • To promote a shift in the view of mental health issues in Asia by erasing stigma and encouraging people to seek help.
  • To provide services that are rooted in Filipino values: nurturing others, resilience, optimism, and pakikipagkapwa.
  • To invest in our professional excellence and that of others in our field.
  • To foster an environment of collaboration between psychologists and other helping professions.
  • To participate in the advancement of Philippine psychology by sharing experiences and expertise.

Psychologist, Child psychologist, manila, metro manila, philippines

Clinical Psychology Staff



Kay Bunagan, PhD (Cand), RPsy
Area of Focus / Practice:
Marriage and Family Therapy, Gottman Relationship Therapy Method

Raffy Inocencio, MA, RPsy
Managing Director
Area of Focus / Practice:
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Anxiety, Parenting, Clinical Psychological Assessment

Bianca Locsin, MA, RPsy
Clinical Director
Area of Focus / Practice:
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Therapy, Depression, Clinical Psychological Assessment

Dan Villafuerte, MA, RPsy
Area of Focus / Practice:
Adult Psychotherapy, Existential Therapy, Self-Harm

Harry Trinidad, MD
Area of Focus / Practice:
Wellness Integration

Kristel Magluyan-Balais, MS, RPsy
Area of Focus / Practice:
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Clinical Psychological Assessment

Euco Mercado, MA, RPsy
Area of Focus / Practice:
Marriage and Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy

Cherie Ann Lo, MA, RPsy
Area of Focus / Practice:
Neuropsychology, Adult Psychotherapy

Chantal Corpuz, PhD (Cand), RPsy
Area of Focus / Practice:
Adult and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Depression, Anxiety

Von Guintu, MA, RPsy
Area of Focus / Practice:
Trauma-Informed Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Polyvagal Theory Informed Therapy

Jasmine Reyes, MA
Area of Focus / Practice:
Child, Adolescent, and Emerging Adult Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Lady Vergara, MA (Cand)
Area of Focus / Practice:
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Clinical Psychological Assessment

Kaye Mata, MS, RPsy
Intake Psychologist, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Clinical Psychological Assessment

Clinical Assessment Staff



Ivy Martinez, MA, RPsy

Monica Luzuriaga, MA (Cand)

Grace Posadas, MA, RPsy

General Psychiatry Staff



Daphne Ong, MD, MBE
Area of Focus / Practice:
General Psychiatry

Ralph Sam, MD, MBA, DPSBPP
Area of Focus / Practice:
General Psychiatry

Enrico Inocencio, MD, MBA (On Sabbatical)
Area of Focus / Practice:
General Psychiatry