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Grata Regina Victoria Garcia-Catipon Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Mental Health Counseling

Ms. Garcia-Catipon serves as a contract counselor with the U.S. Department of Defense

    GAITHERSBURG, MD, November 12, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Grata Regina Victoria Garcia-Catipon has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With more than 15 years of practice expertise in mental health counseling to her credit, Ms. Garcia-Catipon has excelled as a military and family life counselor at the United States Department of Defense since 2015. In this capacity, she works on behalf of the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, through which she bears particular expertise in career and relationship social services. Lauded for her accomplishments in this role, she was nominated for the Magellan Director's Award in 2019, and was recognized for her excellent performance by a garrison chaplain in Germany in 2021. Likewise, Ms. Garcia-Catipon was active as a facilitator for a military spouse workshop in 2021.

In addition to her primary responsibilities with the U.S. military, Ms. Garcia-Catipon has worked in private practice since 2010, through which she is paneled with Cigna Behavioral Health in 2018. She previously operated extensively in the field of education throughout Maryland, particularly as a secondary school counselor with Montgomery County Public Schools from 2012 to 2015 and the Prince George County Public School System as a visiting counselor for at-risk students, senior students and English speakers of other languages between 2007 and 2011. Throughout the span of her work in education, she contributed as a hotline and suicide volunteer for the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, a co-facilitator for the Rainbow Youth Alliance of Rockville, Maryland and a sponsor for the Gay and Straight Alliance and Asian Pacific Student Association, among other roles. Additionally, Ms. Garcia-Catipon has dedicated her time and resources to the Pro Bono Counseling Project of Maryland in Baltimore since 2010.

Ms. Garcia-Catipon initially pursued a formal education at the Divine Word College in Manila, Philippines, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in education with an emphasis on English and theology. Following this accomplishment, she studied at Manuel Luis Quezon University, where she obtained a Master of Arts in psychology. Subsequently relocating to the United States, she graduated with a Master of Education in school counseling from Bowie State University, after which she completed her postgraduate studies at Hood College and Trinity University Washington. Ms. Garcia-Catipon undertook much of her clinical training in child and adult psychiatry and psychotherapy at Pastoral Psychotherapies of Greater Washington, D.C., from 2008 to 2014 and the Andromeda Transcultural Health Center from 2013 to 2014, respectively.

Ms. Garcia-Catipon has accrued her certifications from the National Board of Certified Counselors, the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, the Government of the District of Columbia's Board of Professional Counseling and the Maryland State Department of Education.

To continue growing in her field, she has been affiliated with several relevant organizations, including the American Mental Health Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association and the Maryland School Counseling Association. She has also been honored with several recognitions, including from the National Board of Certified Counselors and as a Christa McAuliffe educational scholarship for special education from the State Department of Education. Long dedicated to the principles of multiculturalism, community leadership, advocacy for the underserved and volunteerism, Ms. Garcia-Catipon credits much of her success on her upbringing in a military family, as well as her natural determination and resilience.

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