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Catherine TeoticoCatherine Teotico

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Clinical Psychology PsyD
Children & Families of Adversity & Resilience (CFAR) Concentration 
Class of 2021
Foreign Language: Tagalog

Hello Prospective Students!

My name is Catherine Teotico. I was born in Manila, Philippines. My family and I immigrated to Los Angeles, California during my teenage years and have lived in the South Bay ever since. 

Mental health has been very important to me since childhood. Having relatives who suffer from a variety of mental illness, I decided at a young age that I want to help people like my relatives who may struggle with mental illness but still want to live their best life. Today, I am here at William James College fulfilling this dream.  

The moment I walked into the William James I felt a sense of family. The faculty was not only incredibly knowledgeable but supportive and compassionate as well. I thought that these people would do their absolute best to help me be the best clinician I could be and that feeling holds true until today. The faculty here at William James have helped me grow and discover new avenues that I never previously considered.

Here at William James, there is an endless possibility of careers and opportunities. We all have our past experiences that inform our initial career choices, but I hope that like me, you will allow yourself to be open to these new ideas and experiences. It’s incredible how much you will grow throughout your time here at William James. Don’t be afraid to seize all the opportunities no matter how foreign they may be. You’ll discover more of your abilities and more importantly, how you can make the world a better place!

With that said, I wish you all the best of luck, and should you have any questions please feel free to reach out!