Hi! I'm Julie, a born and raised New Yorker. Some unexpected twists and turns have occurred in my life and through these difficult experiences, I've learned a lot.
I've realized that struggles can be your biggest opportunities for growth. I understand how challenging it is to ask for help and I know the pains involved with trying to change.
I also know that we humans are incredibly resilient.
One of my first big struggles began as a teen, when I developed social anxiety. Anxiety and low confidence were barriers that I needed to overcome at different points during my life. I've grown to view these challenges as teachers in disguise- without them I don't know if I'd be who I am today.
From a young age, I've been a sensitive soul, drawn to adventure and people of all walks of life. With a growing desire to help others and to try to make sense of the multi-layered human experience, my path to become a therapist felt natural and intuitive.
Having lived and trained in some of the most diverse cities (including Boston, San Francisco and Manhattan) I respect the complexity of culture and I'm committed to trying to understand each person's unique cultural lens.
I'm often asked, "What do you do in therapy?" In a nutshell, I help you to understand yourself in a deeper + realer way. Therapy is a sacred time, exclusively set aside for you, to check in with yourself and to gain skills and support.
I offer gentle guidance and valuable tools, while empowering you to face fears and dissolve outdated limiting beliefs. And most importantly, I empower you in becoming a more confident version of yourself.
My approach to therapy is warm, interactive and integrative. I blend in Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal Process, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion based techniques. I welcome your feedback, and check in regularly, to make sure that we're covering what matters most to you.
I treat a variety of mental health concerns. Some areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): 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 self-discovery or signs of growth. As an adventure lover, I support you in gradually conquering fears at your own speed.
*When I'm not in my office, I enjoy biking, being in nature, meditation, photography and other creative outlets.
Are you ready to become the most confident version of yourself?
If you’d like to learn more about what it’s like to work with me,
I welcome you to schedule a free initial phone consultation or contact me!
“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.
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, PCOS Support Discussion Groups and I'm currently leading Women's Mindfulness Groups (virtually).
* Contact me for more information about my individual + group therapy services.