Randy Dellosa

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Randy Misael Sebastian Dellosa, known as Doc Randy is a Filipino psychologist and psychiatrist.

He is life coach-psychotherapist of Filipino celebrities and was the resident psychiatrist in the Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy reality shows of ABS-CBN Network as well as game shows such as Deal or No Deal.

He is the first and so far the only Filipino who is both a psychiatrist (M.D.) and a doctor of clinical psychology (Psy.D.) [1]


Dellosa studied in Philippine educational and training institutions:

He received training in Gestalt Psychotherapy and in healing arts in Europe (Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland) and in Asia (India, Indonesia) under the Gestalt Education Network International.

He was awarded his Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) from the Southern California University where he was awarded scholarship, aside from graduating with academic honors (cum laude).


Randy is a propagator of the Human Potential Movement in the Philippines - a psychological movement that helps people attain their human and spiritual potentials.

He pioneered the 'Life Transformation Paradigm' to psychotherapy. He holds small-group experiential workshops on the following topics:

  • Healing the Inner Child,
  • Love, Gratitude, and Forgiveness,
  • Living in the Now,
  • Loving your Self,
  • Befriending your Shadow within You,
  • Releasing the Hero Within,
  • Creating Joy and Happiness in Life,
  • Creating Authentic and Harmonious Relationships,
  • Designing the Life you Want to Live,
  • Finding Meaning in Life, and
  • Nurturing your Spiritual Life.

He is an exponent of experiential, and somatic psychotherapies in the Philippines and has a Gestalt-Ericksonian-Existential-Transpersonal orientation to psychotherapy.

He is a practitioner of the following techniques:

  • For physical healing and wellness: nutritional healing, detoxification therapy, the Dorn Method (clinical therapy for back pain and alignment of the shoulders, spine, pelvis, and leg length), and other massage therapies
  • For healing through the subconscious mind: dream analysis, guided imagery and Ericksonian hypnotherapy, (expressive and creative) art therapy, biofeedback, and creative journaling
  • For integration of body, mind, and emotions: healing touch psychotherapy, psychodrama, contact improvisation, rebirthing, regressive-cathartic therapies, and exercises for body-mind-emotions (BME) integration, gestalt therapy
  • For healing through energy medicine: needle-less acupuncture, energy (chakra and meridian system) balancing
  • For healing through talk therapies: Freudian and Jungian (psychoanalytic) psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral/ Rational-Emotive psychotherapy, Existential psychotherapy, Rogerian (person-centered) psychotherapy, Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • For healing through spiritual growth and guidance: psycho-spiritual counseling.

Academic career[edit]

Dellosa has taught at the University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, and the Asian Theological Seminary. In these schools, he trained and supervised counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in the art of counseling and psychotherapy.

Some of the courses he has taught include:

  • Psychology/Phenomenology of Addictions
  • Developing Researched-Based Addiction Recovery Programs
  • Body-Centered (Somatic) Psychotherapies
  • Movement Psychotherapy
  • Dream Interpretation and Analysis
  • Group Psychotherapy and Encounter Group Facilitation
  • Regressive, Abreactive Psychotherapies
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
  • Somato-Emotional Touch Therapies
  • Life Transformation and Therapeutic Change

Media exposure[edit]

Popularly known as a celebrity shrink, Dellosa was a consultant for reality television shows, a resource person for talk shows, and a life coach-psychotherapist of celebrities in such fields as entertainment, politics, religion, arts, and sports.

Randy has featured in Philippine periodicals such as Woman's Journal, Men's Zone Magazine, Kerygma Magazine, Today, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Smart Parenting, Manila Times, Medical Observer, Health and Family, and Health Today.

Clinical practice[edit]

  • Randy established the Life Change Recovery Center, a treatment facility for drug dependents and psychiatric patients.
  • He is a co-founder and Charter President of the Philippine Association of Christian Counselors.
  • He is a co-founder of the Philippine Center for Substance Abuse Management.
  • He is consultant to the Philippine Holistic Wellness Institute, that promotes the traditional Filipino healing therapy known as Hilot.
  • He attends training workshops in Asia, America, and Europe.


  1. ^ http://www.randydellosa.com/aboutme.htm, Randy Dellosa's website

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