Judy Harun, LPC
"I have a rich cultural background after growing up in a multicultural country (Kenya) and working in Japan for several years before relocating to Alaska where I have had opportunities to interact and work with clients from various cultural backgrounds."
I work with clients as a supportive and empowering partner in their life journey while they work to find their paths, healing, and purpose. Instead of finding solutions for the problems that bring them to therapy, I work to empower them so that they learn to find solutions for themselves.
To treat each client with the utmost respect, unconditional positive regard, and nonjudgmental manner is something I strive to do. I integrate both traditional and modern theoretical approaches to mental health therapy as well as various techniques from across various models.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)
"Coyote Healing: Miracles in Native Medicine" by Lewis-Medrona, MD, PhD
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Workbook" by Mathew McKay
"Building A Life Worth Living" by Marsha M. Linehan
"Declutter Your Mind" by S.J. Scott
"Mental Health Workbook" By Emily Marzia
How we approach life, our habits, perspectives, attitudes, mindset, beliefs, and behaviors greatly impact our lives in many ways. You can learn to reframe the thoughts and feelings that tend to poison your attitude and consequently, your decisions when upsetting or distressing emotions arise from challenges in your life. Judy approaches therapy from the worldview of each person, tailoring the techniques to suit the needs of each person. She aspires to help clients learn to cultivate self-awareness and take major steps towards growth and healing.
I hold dear the view that each person is the author of their own story and I partner with clients to help them find ways to feel in control of their life story.
- MEd, Clinical Mental Health Counseling - University of Alaska, Fairbanks
- BA, Linguistics and Literary Studies - Moi University
- Achieve Medical Center