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Meet Julie!

From a young age, I've felt drawn to helping others and to trying to make sense of the multi-layered human experience. As a people person, my path to become a therapist felt natural and intuitive. I have a strong understanding of and appreciation for how difficult it is to face personal struggles. I also recognize how challenging it can be to make a change. 

Having lived and trained in some of the most diverse cities (including Manhattan, Boston and San Francisco) I respect the complexity of culture and I'm committed to trying to understand each person's unique cultural lens. 

My approach to therapy is integrative, and often I incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal Process and Mindfulness-based techniques into sessions. I welcome your feedback and consistently check in to make sure that we are covering what matters most to you.  Therapy sessions are individually customized and often include a mix of sharing, goal-setting and direct feedback from me.

I treat a variety of mental health concerns. Some areas of expertise include: Anxiety, Depression, Social Anxiety, Relationship Problems, Body-Image Concerns, Disordered Eating, Disabilities, Grief & Loss, Mood Instability, Trauma, Stress-Reduction & Coping with Life Transitions. 

I especially enjoy helping you to build self-esteem, gain clarity, and to navigate life transitions. I feel honored to be beside you in times of suffering, and I value each time I witness a self-discovery or signs of growth. As an adventure lover, I support you in gradually conquering fears at your own speed. I offer gentle guidance & valuable tools to help lead you towards becoming the most authentic + confident version of yourself.

*When I'm not in my office, I enjoy riding my bike, photography, writing and other creative outlets. 

Are you ready to become the most authentic + confident version of yourself?

If you’d like to learn more about what it’s like to work with me,

I invite you to schedule a free initial 20 minute phone consultation or contact me

 

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“The relationship with yourself sets the tone for all other relationships”

 Interested in my clinical training + credentials?

As a clinical psychologist, licensed in Florida and New York, I have years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to diverse populations, specializing in working with adults and adolescents.

I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston University, and my Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. I completed my predoctoral internship at San Jose State University’s Counseling Center, and my postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente. 

Having worked in hospitals, outpatient clinics, schools, and in private practice- my individual and group therapy training is extensive. With a growing interest in and appreciation for group therapy, I've co-facilitated a range of groups such as: CBT for Depression, Social Anxiety Skills, and Mindfulness CBT outpatient groups.

I've also led various outpatient process-oriented support groups including: Women's Anxiety & Depression, Men's Social Skills, and I'm currently leading Women's Self-Esteem Groups.

 

* Contact me for more information about my individual + group therapy services.