JUNO COUNSELING AND WELLNESS

By Vassilia Binensztok, PhD

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What is Co-parenting Therapy and How Can it Benefit Me?

“How did we get here?” is a question lots of couples who are co-parenting their children ask themselves. Our relationships start as something fun and happy, full of potential for a more fulfilling life. When our relationships deteriorate, or we find out there is a darker side to our partner, we can feel devastated that […]

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How do we use cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety?

Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC, NCC You might have heard a lot of talk about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and its benefits but still not be entirely sure what it is.  If you have ever heard that if you can change your thoughts, you can change your life, or that if you act on your dreams, you’ll […]

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How do we use cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression?

How do we use cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression? Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC, NCC Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a powerful tool to combat depression.  It can even be more effective than medication in many cases.  But what is CBT and how is it used for depression? Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps people […]

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What is the difference between anxiety and panic?

Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC, NCC People often use the terms anxiety and panic interchangeably but, while they are related to each other, they show up in different ways. Simply put, anxiety is centered more around our thoughts and physical and emotional reactions to them while panic is a largely a physical, nervous-system response.  Anxious thoughts […]

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Help! I’m quarantined with a spouse I want to divorce!

Help! I’m quarantined with a spouse I want to divorce! Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC Contemplating divorce can be stressful enough, as is, but how can you cope when you are quarantined with a spouse you want to divorce? While divorce is already fairly common, divorce attorneys and therapists expect a rise in divorces after quarantine. […]

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy and How Can it Help You?

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy and How Can it Help You? Vassilia Binensztok Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapy theory that uses practical counseling techniques to help people take control of their emotions and experiences and build the kind of life and relationships they want. Dialectical Behavior Therapy was created by Dr. Marsha Linehan […]

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Poem to My Empty Therapy Office

Poem to My Empty Therapy Office – COVID-19 Vassilia Binensztok Now I come by just to tend the spiders. I clear the cobwebs, make way for new ones. Bamboo, lucky trees, I fill water just above the pebbles, grey and taupe, as the long legs settle back into the corners, having watched me sweep from […]

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Coping with Guilt During Quarantine

Coping with Guilt During Quarantine By Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC, NCC The Covid-19 pandemic has led to major lifestyle changes for all of us. Increased responsibilities, heightened expectations, and being in closed quarters can give guilt an opportunity to show up. Guilt leads us to negative, often distorted thoughts about ourselves and our actions. Guilt […]

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