About Me

I am Stephanie Tolentino, or Steph for short.  I am a psychologist and humanitarian in the field of mental health and psychosocial support. As the website suggests, I have a great interest in cultures, mental health and social issues. 

I grew up in different countries, and mixed with people from vast cultures and societies from a young age. This developed my curiosity about the similarities, differences and uniqueness we all share. I am interested in the cultural differences of mental health and social issues. I enjoy looking into areas like traditions, customs, beliefs, religion and spirituality, myths and folklore, and connecting them to how individuals and communities live and make sense of the world.

My work allows me to combine my interests. I have eight years of work experience across different areas in the field of mental health.


Mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS)

Protection, Gender Based Violence, Child Protection

Community based MHPSS

MHPSS for refugees and migrants, and vulnerable populations

Program management and development

Monitoring and evaluation

Training and capacity building

Coordination of MHPSS work

Multicultural and trauma informed counseling

Cross cultural psychology


Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America


English, Arabic, Malay


MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (USA)

BSc in Psychology (Australia)

For a detailed CV, please email me.

This website invites you to journey with me in exploring mental health and social issues across cultures. I believe in creating awareness about experiences and topics that are shared by many but are not spoken enough about. I appreciate your time, interest and support.


Steph Tolentino

I can be reached at steph@oncmh.com