Psychological & Counselling Services Group

Dr. J. Enrique Saplala

PhD, CPsych


Dr. J. Enrique Saplala is a registered clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He provides psychotherapy and assessments to adults with anxiety disorders, bereavement, and adjustment to life events, depression, trauma, and stress-related disorders, workplace-related issues, low self-esteem and assertiveness, and personality issues. He uses psychodynamic, humanistic and evidence-based treatment approaches such as cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and mindfulness.

He received his MA in Counselling Psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Jesuit educational institution, Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.  He has completed his post-doctoral training at Ontario Shores Centre For Mental Health Sciences, St. Leonard’s Place Peel in Brampton, Woodbine Psychological & Counselling Services in Markham, and Oshawa Psychological and Counselling Services. Dr. Saplala is fluent in English and Filipino (Tagalog) and can offer services in either language.

Dr. Saplala has also served as president (2008-2010) of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, associate editor and reviewer of the Philippine Journal of Psychology, and founder of an alternative literacy psychoeducational program for prisoners, Skwelahang Sikolohiya at the Philippine national penitentiary.  He is currently a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ontario Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, EMDR Canada and the EMDR International Association, and a fellow of the Psychological Association of the Philippines.