Dealing With Isolation

I’ve been thinking today of coping with isolation. It appears uniform of the day given the current pandemic. With the worsening Covid crisis, there has been renewed  quarantines and lockdowns. How do we face this? Understanding how isolation affects our health can be a relevant first ...

Sep 5

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Coping with Medical Problems, Emptiness


Why Being Selfish Hurts You

Being selfish hurts you. It is dangerous.  

Jul 22

Categories: Anger Management, Borderline Personality Disorder, Self-Care / Self ...


Find Purpose In The Pain

Find purpose in the pain.I once heard the Pope praying that he dies quickly when it’s his time without the pain. “I’m not very good at pain,” he’d admit.In my psychotherapy work, people hate pain. The pain of their emotional wounds. Their trauma in life.“I feel a ...

May 2

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Chronic Pain


Healing Through Self-Acceptance

You must accept your self come what may. Healing through self acceptance is to tell yourself to accept yourself. Warts and all. A lot of people are depressed, insecure, or addicted due to a lack of or inadequate self acceptance. 

Mar 30

Categories: Adult psychological development, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress ...


Healing From Financial Scam

She looks legitimate. Fancy self-described Bitcoin millionaire and crypto trader. 

Feb 22

Categories: Addictions, Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Fear


Search For Happiness

It's in our hearts and minds all the time: the search for happiness.Carol knows it too well. 

Feb 12

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...


When You Replace Your Emptiness with Externals

People feel emptiness. Unrelieved, they resort to something outside of themselves.Something external like alcohol. Drugs. Food. Sex. Gambling. Shopping. Or, relationships, just to name a few.Pablo was a severely abused, unloved child. When he became an adult, he tried to fill the ...

Jan 5

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Emotional Abuse


A Better Past?

(Photo credit: Chess24)Can you change the past?Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? That’s what Jeremiah asked in Scripture (13:23)Some things cannot be changed.The most unchangeable is your past. You cannot undo it. 

Nov 7

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...


Should You Blame Your Mother?

Where do all our problems come?That’s a question once asked of me by TV host, Mel Tiangco, in a live telecast over at GMA7.She also asked about the “mother wound” in relation to the case her program presented during the show.Psychologist and author Dr. David Stoop mentions a ...

Sep 14

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adult psychological development, ...


Psychological Problems Involving Time

Susan is habitually unemployed because of frequent tardiness and absences. What do you do with an employee who’s always late or absent? For many years, Susan would be fired by bosses after only a short period of probation.Our sense of values is related to time. When we misuse ...

Aug 6

Categories: Anxiety, Emptiness, Mindfulness


Tiredness Solutions

We have a lot of tired people nowadays.With Coronavirus, it’s painful “honest” tiredness from long or tedious quarantine or frontline work for a great many who serve.Tiredness can be of two kinds: physical and psychological.Physical:  characterizing those who got sick or have medical problems like pre-existing conditions or ...

May 20

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Coping with Medical Problems, Emotional ...


Finding the Gift in Diminishment

“Old age brings diminishments,” writes psychologist Erik Erickson. He describes how the elderly experience this: “Old patients seem to be mourning not only for time forfeited and space depleted but also ... for autonomy weakened, initiative lost, intimacy missed, generativity ...

May 3

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Pain management


How Not To Go Crazy While in Quarantine

How do you mentally prepare for the pandemic? How do you survive home quarantine or self isolation?Isolation and home quarantine can have real emotional and psychological “side effects.”We can lose our mind getting stuck at home!Let me share here with you my list: HOW NOT TO GO CRAZY ...

Apr 17

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Coping with Medical Problems, ...


Healing from Infidelity

Infidelity is a deepest psychological cut. It’s a leading cause of breakdown, separation, and divorce in marriages or romantic relationships.Betrayal in intimate relationships can be so devastating that it can lead to suicide, homicide, and other crimes of passion.In my years of practice as a ...

Feb 18

Categories: Couple Counseling, Infidelity, Marital Counseling


Facing A Crisis

As I write this, the world is facing a growing health crisis.The so-called “2019 novel corona virus,” traced to originate from Wuhan, China, is fast spreading to different countries, such as the USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Philippines, among others.Recent news tells ...

Jan 31

Categories: Coping with Medical Problems, Fear, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Blog Writer:

Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

Dr. Angelo Subida is a clinical psychotherapist, author, and speaker. He is author of books "Inner Healing," "Secrets Of Your Self," "Chess and Life," among others, blogs, and articles. He has appeared frequently as an expert on psychotherapy/life recovery issues on national television, radio broadcasts, print media, and webcasts, including GMA 7, TV 5, ABS CBN 2, Q-11, 700 Club, Radyo Veritas, Inquirer Radio, Smart Parenting Magazine, Business Mirror, among others, and has served as resident therapist/counselor for parents and kid-artists in the highly popular ABS-CBN 2 Voice Kids TV singing reality show. Dr. Subida is an eclectic, multidisciplinary therapist and originator of his own revolutionary high-tech, high-touch counseling plus model. His areas of specialization include parent-child therapy, clinical infidelity treatment, relationship/marital counseling, separation/divorce therapy, anger management, depression, addictions, psychotherapy-spirituality integration, and innovative chess therapy. For more of Dr. Subida, you can find him at

Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist belongs to Dr. Angelo Subida Psychotherapy Clinic in Philippines