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, couples therapy, caregivers/family member interventions, and group therapy sessions. She also runs a weekly relapse prevention support group for alcohol and substance addiction.
Juliana holds a Master of Counselling from Monash University, Australia, and a Certification for Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP), Evergreen Certifications, United States. She is also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples and Relationships developed in the 1980s by Dr. Susan Johnson and Dr. Leslie Greenberg.
Highly distressed couples affected by the presence of addiction can be helped with EFT if they both want to give their relationship a chance to improve and are willing to engage in the therapeutic process.
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 pinpoint 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.”