JUNO COUNSELING AND WELLNESS

Month: June 2022

Child Behavioral Problems: Underlying Issues and Treatments

By Vanessa Gonzalez   All parents hope their children behave and listen to instructions. Not only listening to them but also their teachers and following rules outside of the home. However, parents are typically caught off guard when their child beings to “act out.” When a child exhibits frequent tantrums or blatant defiance, we need […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Treating ASD in Children and Teens

By Vanessa Gonzalez Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that impairs one’s ability to interact with others, how one communicates, how one learns, and ultimately how one behaves. ASD looks differently depending on the individual, meaning each person with ASD has different strengths and challenges, which is why it’s considered a spectrum. Thus, […]

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Benefits of Group Therapy

By Vanessa Gonzalez Most people think of group therapy as two people, one the therapist and the other the client, sitting across from one another and our talking about the client’s issues. However, there are so many ways therapy can take place. Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which at least one mental […]

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Can Couple’s Therapy Really Help?

Can Couple’s Therapy Really Help? By Gina Cipriano Relationship dysfunction can be painful and result in a plethora of mental health problems in partner(s) such as depression, anxiety, and substance use (Beasley & Ager, 2019). Many people have apprehension about attending couples therapy. However, it is important to note that a therapist will not take […]

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Parent Coaching: Learning to Work With Your Children to Reduce Conflict

Parent Coaching: Learning to Work With Your Children to Reduce Conflict By Vanessa Gonzalez Parent coaching is different from psychotherapy which is specific to mental health conditions. Parents coaches meet with a child’s parents(s) or primary caregiver(s) to provide support for various parenting issues. The coach offers psychoeducation, skills, and support to help the parents […]

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Polyvagal Theory: The key to trauma treatment

Polyvagal Theory: The key to trauma treatment By Gina Cipriano Many people wonder why they continue to react certain ways despite recognizing that it may not always be “rational.” People can feel confused, frustrated, and ashamed of responses they have that they do not necessarily understand. An explanation of this may come from the Polyvagal […]

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Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy

Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy By Gina Cipriano Having issues with sex can feel like an isolating experience. However, “Sexual dysfunctions are highly prevalent, affecting about 43% of women and 31% of men” (Rosen, 2000). According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; American Psychiatric Association, 2013), sexual disorders are diagnosed […]

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