I am a warm, empathic, and compassionate therapist. I listen without judgment and am honored to help people achieve their goals. I want to impart hope, help heal old wounds, and provide a new way of understanding and navigating through life when faced with challenges. Through therapy you will be able to develop more strength, enhance your skills, nurture your inner-self and feel empowered. I have been a private practice practitioner, professor, and career counselor for over 20 years. Many of my patients have come to me for assistance with stress, life transitions, career transitions, sex therapy, relationship issues, and self-esteem difficulties. I enjoy utilizing neurobiology and psychodynamic psychotherapy to create discovery and understanding of the brain's neural operating systems and subsequent behavior patterns to assist with lasting changes. It is a wonderful journey to self discovery and personal growth. We will work together to create self-awareness, strengthen confidence, and model new patterns that create the way to living your best life and ultimately, peace of mind.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Communication Problems, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401008044
I believe that Julie is very caring, thoughtful and helpful. It's early in my sessions with her and am hopeful this will help me
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
When I came to Better Help a few months ago, I was primarily struggling with having a lack of joy in my life. My home life is busy, my career was not progressing as quickly as I would like compared to my peers and my friendships were becoming less reliable. I was also searching for my true calling and trying to marry that with my stalled career. Julie helped me find the confidence I was missing in my professional life, which motivated me to pursue tangible career growth. I rediscovered tools and techniques that had been missing from my toolbox in the years where other avenues in my life were getting busier. I also discovered I'm a talented writer. Julie constantly but compassionately encouraged me to pursue this skill even further -- going so far to push me into writing a book. I always knew I had special talents. Julie helped shine a light on these talents and gave me a roadmap to achieve these goals. I'm grateful for all of Julie's help during a down time in my life. I'm now much happier, more content with what I've been blessed with, planning more activities that bring me joy and learning how to be a strong human being in the face of adversity. I highly recommend Julie.
Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
I had my first session and Julie made me feel very heard and non judgmental. She is very understanding
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes