JUNO COUNSELING AND WELLNESS

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What Really is Wellness?

What Really is Wellness? By Gina Cipriano In the era of social media, people may interpret wellness as green juices, cute workout gear, and an Instagramable lifestyle. There is nothing inherently wrong with wanting these things! However, it is often portrayed that once you achieve what is considered to be social-media worthy, you will automatically […]

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Solution Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy By Vanessa Gonzalez We often hear of traditional talk therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy. However, most talk therapies are typically long-term and require changing thoughts and patterns that require more focus. However, solution-focused brief therapy, or solution-focused therapy (SFT), is another form of psychotherapy that doesn’t require such long-term focus. Instead, […]

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Having a Healthy Sex Life While Having a Disability

Having a Healthy Sex Life While Having a Disability By Gina Cipriano People with disabilities are considered the largest minority population within the United States as they comprise approximately 20% of the population (Conover & Israel, 2019). Sadly, this population is often desexualized which can lead to a plethora of barriers for this population to […]

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Relationship Between Mental Health and Sleep

Relationship Between Mental Health and Sleep By Vanessa Gonzalez We spend about 33% of our lives asleep. Yet, many people have sleep issues or don’t prioritize their sleep. Not getting enough sleep can have many short-term and long-term consequences. Sleep impacts our mental health! Sleep is closely correlated with one’s emotional and mental health and […]

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Phobias: Will I Always Be Scared?

Phobias: Will I Always Be Scared? By Gina Cipriano Anxiety in association with unpleasant situations is not necessarily “bad” or “wrong” to feel. Rather, it is as an adaptive feature that ensures the continued existence of humans. Millions of years ago, the person who feared that rustling behind trees was an animal waiting to attack […]

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Family Therapy

Family Therapy By Vanessa Gonzalez As humans, we are bound to have relational issues. As a result, many seek counseling to better themselves or improve their relationship with their romantic partner. However, a significant type of therapy that many may overlook is family therapy. Families are complex. Family therapy can help family members work through […]

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Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder By Vanessa Gonzalez Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD) is diagnosed when an Individual has an excessive need to be taken care of and an over-reliance on others. The individual may need constant reassurance, feel helpless, doubt their abilities, and have an intense fear of abandonment. Others may describe this person as ‘clingy ‘or […]

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Considering career paths

Considering career paths By Gina Cipriano Many people can become overwhelmed at theprospect of having to find a career path. After all, we spend much of our timeworking within our lifetime. Indecision is often a normal experience for peopleentering the professional workforce and, well, when figuring out what they wantto do for a period of […]

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Neurobiology of Trauma

Neurobiology of Trauma By Vanessa Gonzalez There are many complex reactions to a traumatic event. Trauma is a person’s emotional response to a highly distressing event. Unlike typical sadness or upsetting events, traumatic events are unpredictable and typically involve a severe threat. However, it’s important to note that a traumatic experience is how the event […]

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The Complexity of Grief

The Complexity of Grief By Vanessa Gonzalez Grief is a common yet distressing aspect of life that everyone will experience at some point in their lives. There are common symptoms, even though there is no specific or normal way to grieve. When working with therapists, they may describe grief in different ways. One way to […]

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