Services & Expertise
Individual & Group Counseling
Counseling is available for both men and women to address their use of power, intimidation, and violence in domestic relationships. The goal of counseling is to educate through a structured curriculum and to teach the skills necessary to engage with partners and children in positive ways. Counseling is intended to be short-term (usually 4-10 months), rather than crisis-oriented or for long-term/ongoing needs.
This is appropriate for victims who have used force, for those in same-sex or LGBTQ+ relationships, or for those with special needs.
Risk of Harm Evaluations
These are formal clinical evaluations for high conflict custody cases or when required under § 5329 and 5330 of the PA Domestic Relations law. It is not a full custody evaluation, but a specific assessment to be considered by a judge or custody evaluator. Assessments are conducted with the utmost care and sensitivity for the impact these evaluations can have on the course of intimate partner relationships and parent-child relationships.
Consultation and Expert Testimony
Juanita has provided trial testimony on a variety of custody and domestic violence related topics. Please contact her to discuss whether your matter might benefit from her assistance.
Training & Programmatic Engagement
Juanita is available to provide training on issues of domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, principles of batterer intervention and sex offender counseling, and child welfare issues.
Short-Term and Trauma-Informed Therapy
When faced with psychologically overwhelming situations, which may often be combined with physical trauma or assault, immediate therapy can make a significant difference in the course of acceptance and recovery. These services leverage Juanita's foundational roots in trauma-informed therapy.
Anger Management Counseling
This well-regarded program of counseling is specially designed for individuals who are court-mandated or voluntarily seeking services as part of civil or criminal litigation. Anger management counseling is not appropriate for those in intimate partner relationships.