Jean Lim -
Junjun Abella was the Program Director at LMFI when I was doing my internship in 2004. I was impressed at the way he related to the clients because he exuded authority and yet was also very personally connected with them. I think having such a balance is very important for an addiction counselor.
Junjun showed passion for his work and a knack for challenging people to be their best. I observed this while he facilitated the group sessions and also as he pushed me to try new assignments at the center.
I pray that Junjun will continue his great work at helping more people recover from addiction.
Barkon Dwah Mental Health Clinician at JFK Medical Center
February 6, 2015 3:31 PM
Junjun was my teacher. He is a an excellent master trainer who have me develop and deepen my knowledge of addiction. I want to become an addiction professional and he is my model. He is good to be with and has a lot of knowledge to learn from. He is a great person.
It was more than a decade ago when I met Junjun in a treatment facility called Life Foundation.
I remember how excellent he is in managing and helping everyone to recover and ultimately be a
better person again. Personally, I am very grateful to Junjun for bringing me back to where I truly belong.
Through the years I feel very proud sharing to my friends and other aspiring addicts the experience and life philosophy I learned from Junjun.
Too late to give my thanks but I know that you're the best and I wish to see you live a very long life.
The world had only a few species left in your category
Michelle B. Quisias
i was with LIFE MANAGEMENT last 2002,,,i was an addict before,,,,but i decided to seek professionals help because i want to live with serenity.....then,,with the help of life management and junjun everything's changed....he helped me during my program.....i never forget it.....now,,i'm 11 years sober....happily living with my new family......thanks to my higher power for guiding me in my new way of life........junjun is GREAT!!!!
Clemente Abella (aka Junjun) my Program Director in Serenity at the Quarry. The first time I met him was during the meeting at MOA way back 2010 (after my first treatment), and from the very first meeting I don’t know why but I always thought of him as a person with a big heart. 2012, I hit my bottom again, and this time he was the only person that came in my mind to ask help for. Right after I asked help from him, he didn’t even had the second thought of helping me… He accepted me as a scholar in his facility at Baguio for almost 7months. The first thing that I learned in his facility is Acceptance (the hardest part). But the good thing with Junjun’s way of dealing with clients, he doesn’t push the thing that I need to learn but because he always want me to practice it in my everyday living, I now manage to learn how to accept things, event, situation and people that I cannot change. 2nd, he is always gentle in dealing with clients who has traumatic experience like mine. I didn’t felt being judge when I put down my deepest secret on the table. He is a type of person whom you can trust. Not to mention he loves doing service work to people who needs help (Bagyong Ondoy, Pablo etc). Dito mo ma experience ang spiritual growth sa pagtulong sa iba ng walang kapalit. Sa kanya ko rin natutunan kung pano magtiwala sa Diyos. Step 3, and most of the time IT WORKS! Hindi ko namamalayan pero sa kaka remind nya to trust my Higher Power, nagagawa ko na rin sya by my own. Ang galling!( TERRIFIC!)
Sole Proprietor at Rehab Thailand
Junjun's heart is in the right place. He strives to help people of all levels with their addiction and is continuously pushing forward.
Our family got the chance to know jun jun when i was suffering from a gambling addiction. He is the one who introduces me to a certain program that helps compulsive gamblers to refrain from gambling and be happy again. He stand out from other professional because of he's ethics and sense of humor. it is one of the key factor why he got our attention and also with hes expertise in handle people suffering from an addiction.
Junjun was my Program Director at Life Management Foundation Inc., he was one of my mentors and was instrumental in turning my life around and still is, he has a no nonsense attitude when it comes to counselling, he is also a happy go lucky guy which makes it interesting and exciting to work with. I strongly believe in his counselling abilities and capabilities as proven in the many lives he helped change.See More"
I was an actively using drug addict for almost 23 years. Through the help of Junjun Abella I have been off the streets and now lives a productive member of society, having a marriage based on drug using at one point, now a family oriented, God fearing relationship with spouse and children. Thank you so much for your help Junjun. Keep doing what you love doing...helping others."
Junjun is a very good and comprehensive trainer. In particular, he is excellent at explaining the practical aspects of actual counselling and also the administration involved with this. He is friendly, amicable and approachable, with good communication skills and a talent of making one feel at ease. An excellent trainer!"
I would like to see the work heading more to the poorer section of addiction as i saw in Philippines that
People with money were OK but people with none or little finance were not included. Jun Jun has the power and enthusiasm to address this.xx"
JUN JUN IS GRADUATE STUDIES TO THIS JOB MAHAL NIYA TRABAHONG ITO KAYA SIYA NAGKAROON NG MARAMING SIMINAR DITO AT ABRAOD ANG PAGMAMAHAL LANG NIYA SA COUNCELING AY SAPAT NA NA SIYAY MAHUSAY NA COUCILING STAR."
Kuya JunJun helped me overcome my addiction. He was the one who helped me recover. He is a great counselor and a very good mentor. His primary goal is to help addicts recover from their affliction."
I think that Junjun is an excelkent counselor from my observations & interactions within the facility and I truly believe that he runs a first-rate program conduisive 2 achieving success."
Junjun helped me understand my illness. If not for his guidance and advices, I would still be in the dark. He is, indeed, an excellent counselor and I am grateful I have met him."
Junjun is an amazing counselor. He is genuine, kind and very helpful. I had the pleasure of working with JunJun during my counseling days and he is a true professional!"
Tesa Bewlay - Gardlik
I highly recommend Mr Abella as a Counselling Psychologist at the Serenity. His intelligence, diligence and passion outweigh any other Counselors in this Profession."
I've known Jun for close to twenty years. He was my program director when I was in treatment for chemical abuse and is a great factor why I am sober today."
Ahmed Kd Sattar
He is my trainer from Colombo Drug Advisory program. I experienced Junjun his fully prepared his session topics and give brief example and very friendly to all participants." 09/24/2013
I met him during my addiction counselor training in Bangkok with Colombo Plan. He was our trainor and knows what he is talking about and he is fun." 01/22/2014
Junjun is a good guy. He is helping a lot of people. He has also a good heart."
Junjun is dedicated to his work in helping people with different addicitions." 01/21/2014
Junjun is a very pleasant, positive energy for everyone who come across him."
I have attended his sessions and found it to be informative and fun." 09/19/2013
jun jun was very instrumental in the recovery of me and my wife"
Hello from Liberia
Junjun , I am looking at the summary of your profile and i wish i could be a third of what you are!!
I am Augustus one of your first trainees of the Colombo Plan in Liberia. Happy New Year.
I am aware that we could not continue due to the Ebola Virus outbreak here. We are waiting.
- karen briones garaygay from serenity at the quarry!😉