JUNIPER WONG, LICSW
Relationship & Intimacy Coach
Working with me
If you've tried traditional talk therapy and felt your needs weren't met, you're in the right place. I'm a neurodivergent, culturally competent & curious soul who brings together science, spirituality, creativity and practicality into my work with clients to foster tangible change and growth. We are not going to just talk and talk in circles about your past in our sessions - I will teach you new skills, powerful insights and infuse you with courage to explore areas of healthy discomfort that can lead to real transformation.
The work of healing & transformation brings me so. much. joy. I love working with clients so much, I even miss it when I'm away on vacation!
When you work with me, we will examine the history, themes, patterns, & culture of your family tree & how they have impacted your relationship to yourself and the world. We will also work through a holistic lens that includes working to release stored trauma from your body with techniques from somatic experiencing, tapping into the subconscious mind to release old painful memories & limiting beliefs, the Enneagram, and reprogramming your mind through the power of neuroplasticity. We will examine your connection to community, intimate relationships, health, creative expression, purpose, & identity in order to help build a life that feels authentic, fulfilling, & whole.
I believe the love and wisdom you are seeking already exists within you. My job is to guide facilitate experiences that help you access your subconscious, strip away your false self, and let go of anything that is blocking you from being your fullest self.
If you ever feel your needs are not being met in our work together, I am always open to finding a solution that works for you & commit to not taking things personally. More than anything, I want to build and protect a positive, honest relationship with you where you feel safe to give me direct feedback.
My work with clients is also influenced by theoretical approaches including dialectical behavioral therapy, internal family systems, somatic experiencing, self-compassion research, mindfulness, & attachment theory. I also specialize in the Enneagram as a spiritual and personal development model and use it as a helpful guide for your individual growth path.
Finally, as someone who has dabbled in performance storytelling and comedy (I’ve won a storytelling competition & performed in a comedy festival!), I use humor + literature/pop culture + creativity + spiritual ideas when appropriate to provide as much support as possible & connect you to resources that will support your unique, individual needs.
- disconnection is the root of suffering,
- paradox is an inherent part of life
- an essential part of being human is navigating the tension between what could be and what already is,
- all of us, without exception, have done, said, or thought things that we feel deeply ashamed of.
- and regardless of what we have done, all of us are worthy of love, connection, and belonging (as the great Brene Brown says!).
I believe personal & collective liberation can happen when we have the courage to be honest with ourselves + others & cultivate skills to feel & digest the full spectrum of human emotion.
My degree in social work also strongly impacts my approach to wellness. Mental, emotional & physical health doesn’t just operate within an individual context - rather, it is influenced by societal norms, generational trauma, colonialism, racism, poverty, & governmental policies. It’s influenced by lack of access to adequate healthcare, nourishing foods, childcare, & rest. Talking about wellness without addressing its context is a disservice to clients and can create unnecessary shame + stigma around their issues.
I strive to bring a macro lens to sessions so that you can understand how their issues evolved within a cultural & societal context.