Juliana Mendonça

Juliana MendonçaJuliana Mendonça is an energetic and dynamic Educational Psychologist based in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg.  She is a Wits trained, Golden Key Member who prides herself on her professionalism, whilst maintaining a youthful approach to treatment.

Juliana is passionate about working with adolescents, children and young adults and has built her private practice on the foundation of revealing the underlying Hope in any and all situations.  She lives by the philosophy of Dim Spiro, Spero which translated means, While I breathe, I hope. 

Her passion for understanding mental health has lead Juliana to explore and treat various mental illnesses and symptoms thereof including anxiety, self-harm, performance anxiety, depression and bullying.

Alongside therapy Juliana offers a broad battery of Psycho-Educational Assessments including:

  • School Readiness
  • Subject choice/ career guidance
  • GDE/ IEB concessions

Juliana’s interest in photography has lead her to pursue incorporating creative methodologies such as photo and art therapy in her therapeutic tool box. “It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.”  D.W. Winnicott