Healing Without Hurting

Treating ADHD, Apraxia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally & Effectively Without Harmful Medication

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
403 Pages
Reviewed on 01/04/2017
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Author Biography

Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, LPC, NCC, is a board certified licensed psychotherapist with 17 years of clinical experience treating clients with Asperger’s, depression, anxiety, OCD and ADHD. Her award winning book, Healing without Hurting: Treating ADHD, Apraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally and Effectively without Harmful Medication was rated #1 New Release on Amazon in the category of Children’s Learning Disorders.

Jennifer has seen the ADHD/Autism epidemic unfold in her own private practice and has watched the harmful impact of medication on many of her young clients. The ADHD/autism epidemic turned personal when Jennifer’s young son was diagnosed. She plunged into the world of safe and natural healing modalities outside of the pharmaceutical model and found much success. She became an expert in the field of nutrition and biomedical interventions for the treatment of these disorders. Her healing story will be featured in an upcoming documentary titled HEAL. She is a national speaker conducting workshops around the country and is on the panel of nutritional experts at the National Autism One Conference in Chicago, IL.

Her Facebook blog has amassed a following from all around the world. She has written many newspaper and magazine articles and has appeared as a guest on numerous radio shows. Jennifer’s book has also been featured on NBC and FOX5 news.

Jennifer earned her Master's Degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's Degree in English/Criminal Justice from Western Connecticut State University.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ryan Jordan for Readers' Favorite

Healing Without Hurting: Treating ADHD, Apraxia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally & Effectively Without Harmful Medication by LPC Kozek is a non-fiction work about healing children without them feeling like a number on a sheet of paper that a doctor references, and treating them like they are real people. It discusses the process of determining that Evan was on the autism spectrum, and then the journey that the family went through in trying to help him overcome and live a full life without getting lost in the system or overloaded with medications. It is written as a story, covering landmarks in Evan's life and the decisions that were made, as well as the treatments.

The story is truly touching, and the author does an amazing job of explaining all of the presented treatment methods in a clear and concise fashion, and all within the context of this one young boy and the journey he and his family went through. This makes it personal and adds extra depth and humanity that really brings everything to life. Parents of children with similar conditions could easily find this work to be a life saver, making their own journey through this healthcare system with its nightmarish pitfalls and traps considerably easier and more rewarding.

Healing Without Hurting by LPC Kozek is a real winner, one of the best books I've ever read of its kind, and is sure to offer aid and succor for those struggling with the exact situation that this book addresses. A fantastic and moving read.