BSocSci (Hon) · MSocSci (Hon) · PGCertHSci · PGDipPsychPrac
Member of: NZ Psychological Society
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Ko Te Huruhi te Marae
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Ko Ngāpuhi te Iwi
Ko Juanita Jacob ahau
Juanita is a self-motivated and compassionate individual who cares for the welfare of others. She enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and has experience dealing with diverse cultures and ethnicities.
Juanita completed her undergraduate and master's degrees in Psychology through the University of Waikato in 2010. Her master thesis focused on "Childhood Concepts of Death and Tangihanga". She also gained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies from the University of Auckland and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice via Massey University.
Prior to training as a psychologist, Juanita worked as a DAPAANZ registered addiction counsellor canvassing the Eastern Bay of Plenty and a part of the BOPDHB Youth AOD Advisory Group and Decision Panel for AOD rehabilitation. She is involved with a number of Kaupapa Māori Health Services in Rotorua and Kawerau, providing psychological support and consultation as needed.
Juanita has worked in the health and disability field for 17+ years within various roles and capacities throughout the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, and Manawatu regions. As a psychologist she has experience in providing psychological assessment and therapy for children, youth and adults in both primary and secondary mental health and addictions services who present with depression, anxiety, trauma. This includes time spent in a multi-disciplinary team with Child, Adolescent Mental Health and Adult Services within DHB settings. She uses a multimodal approach to therapy that includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Kaupapa Māori models of health.
Juanita enjoys good music, good food, good company and spending time with her family.