Juliana is an accredited therapist with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) and the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) in the United States. She is also a professional member of The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) in the United States.
Juliana has accumulated addiction treatment experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, having treated clients in a Halfway House setting and at Promises clinic.
At Promises, she is the core team for addiction recovery treatment and conducts 1-to-1, care givers/family members, and group therapy sessions. She runs a weekly relapse prevention support group for alcohol and substance addiction. She is also the lead facilitator for the S.T.A.R. Partners support group for spouses affected by sex, love, or pornography addiction and the Visions Gamers Support Group for persons affected by problematic gaming.
Juliana holds a Master of Counselling from Monash University, Australia, and a Certification for Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP), Evergreen Certifications, United States.
Juliana is also a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and has previously run her own coaching and consulting business in delivering Team Performance Coaching projects. She was also a panel executive coach with the Singapore Management University Executive Education Department for 4 years.
With over 20 years of international work experience in Asia, Australia and Europe, Juliana speaks English, Mandarin and French and is au-fait with inter-cultural norms and supportive of the LGBTQ+ community.
Juliana subscribes to the philosophy that “A treatment and recovery programme may entail medical intervention for detox, individual and/or group therapy to address underlying factors and develop new life skills. Where appropriate, family members may be requested to participate in the affected person’s recovery process. Having an accurate pre-treatment assessment to pin-point bio-psycho-socio factors as well as co-morbidities will go a long way to enhancing the effectiveness of the addiction treatment and recovery programme.”