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 David Junno Psy.D.  Psychotherapy Services
 
 

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  I provide psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children. Services include:

Depression:
The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that close to 10% of the population may be suffering from depression. Signs of depression may include:
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Low motivation or energy
  • Sleep problems
  • Loss of interest in activities normally found pleasurable
  • Change of eating habits, with either weight loss or weight gain
  • Negative thinking, pessimism
  • Increased irritability
  • Decreased patience
  • Thoughts of ending one’s life
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain.

The good news is that depression is very treatable.

Depression is often experienced as a problem of hopelessness or helplessness. Depressed people feel stuck and powerless. Often times just the act of seeking help can begin to alleviate depression, as people begin to see there could be new options for themselves. Therapy for depression may include:

  • Identifying situations or factors contributing to depression
  • Recognizing and learning to change negative thinking
  • Returning to/or learning new behaviors that can break the cycle of depression
  • Learning interpersonal skills that increase social support and decrease conflict
  • For some, getting consultation for the use of medication to help depression
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Anxiety
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, close to 19 million Americans suffer from anxiety symptoms. Anxiety symptoms may include:

  • High levels of tension or nervousness
  • Physical symptoms like: rapid heartbeat, rapid shallow breathing, sweating, shakiness, tightness or possibly pains in the chest, occasionally stomach or digestive problems
  • Thoughts that something terrible is happening or going to happen
  • Feelings of fear or at times anger
  • In some cases these fears may lead to restricting activities like going out, driving, being in public places, etc.
Anxiety can also at times be associated with depression.

Like depression, anxiety can also be helped.

Treating anxiety can include:
  • Identifying precipitants to anxiety
  • Learning strategies to reduce the physical symptoms
  • Learning how to take steps to counter the fears associated to anxiety
  • Managing the catastrophic thinking that often accompanies anxiety
  • As with depression, at times seeking consultation for medications that can help




Couples Therapy

Once the honeymoon is over, couples then have to learn to live with each other. Over time couples often start taking each other for granted. What might have once been seen as an interesting quirk is now an annoying habit.


   
Couple
Couples begin to look more and more to their partners to meet their needs and longings, often without making this explicit. Add children, extended family, remarriage- and the whole situation can become very complicated. It has been my experience that couples who do not learn to pull together often pull apart.  

Help for Couples

Couples therapy can help:

  • Improve communication
  • Identify and alter destructive cycles of interaction
  • Help clarify and negotiate important goals
  • Recover from the pain of an extramarital affair
  • Improve parenting

Substance Abuse
Substance Substance abuse has painful and tragic consequences, both for those who have it and for those who have loved ones with this problem.

How can I tell if I have a problem?
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, answering the following four questions can help you find out if you or a loved one has a drinking problem:

  • Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? 
  • Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? 
  • Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? 
  • Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
One "yes" answer suggests a possible alcohol problem. More than one "yes" answer means it is highly likely that a problem exists.

If you suspect you have a problem come in for a confidential assessment.


Life Problems
Many people may not have a full blown depression or anxiety problem but may still feel stuck or dissatisfied with their lives. They may:
  • Have trouble having satisfying relationships
  • Feel blocked in their efforts to achieve important goals
  • Struggle to come to terms with prior hurt or pain in their lives

Psychotherapy can be a very useful way to help unlock factors that keep people stuck in unsatisfying life situations. In a confidential, supportive setting people can come to new understandings of themselves that can help them break out of old patterns. They can begin to heal old wounds and learn how to move on in their lives. 

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Child and Adolescent Treatment

Children, adolescents and their families have always been a special interest of mine. I offer treatment for:
  • Child and adolescent behavior problems
  • Adjustment issues to divorce and remarriage
  • Depression and anxiety in childhood and adolescence
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Parent training

Child and Family

Parents and children face many difficulties. For parents, it may be balancing work and home or helping their children grow and develop in an increasingly complex  society.

Children are faced with the demands of school, fitting in with their peers, and stresses and strains in the family with divorce or remarriage. In addition, just like adults, children face issues of depression and anxiety. 
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Adolescence

Adolescence is an often difficult time as children transition into adulthood. Adolescents face increased independent decision making, social pressures, a multi-million dollar advertising industry targeting them as the consumers of the future. On top of all this they are renegotiating their relationship with their families and exploring  peer relationships and sexuality

Psychotherapy can play a critical role in helping adolescents as they negotiate these difficult issues. Families also need support as they try to help their adolescent.

If you would like to set up a consultation to help your child call me at 413-586-7559

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  Office Location:

264 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01060


 
 
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