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John "Jr" Pemberton

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I enjoy assisting clients as they navigate very difficult times in their lives and feel honored that I am able to promote change in client’s lives.”

Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse, from Grand Canyon University. He is currently working on his Master's degree in Social Work at Grand Canyon University.

Junior utilizes his life experiences, education, and skills to help members of this community to better themselves and those around them. He has a passion to work with and help people with substance abuse issues and mental illness.

Junior Uses a variety of counseling techniques that include CBT, DBT, REBT, and Motivational Interviewing. Junior holds a belief that perception is key to helping clients break through many of the difficulties they are experiencing by using Albert Ellis’s ABC model of thinking as a primary tool in order to challenge people in their beliefs/perceptions. Junior strives to help clients understand and appreciate who they are through the use of CBT skills and spirituality. He easily forms good rapport, and trusting relationships, which helps clients with their progress and retention. He is skilled in finding unique ways to keep groups engaged and to describe concepts in a manner that the clients will be able to better understand and remember. Junior is also experienced in facilitating groups ranging from IOP based material, Process groups, Creative Meditation/Regular Meditation, Spirituality and how to find it, and conflict resolution.

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