About Me

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile! I am happy to get started with you! My name is Julia Mendoza, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist based out of southern California. I have a master's degree in counseling and have been working in the mental health field since 2008. I have experience working with all ages, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener.

I know that sometimes starting with a new therapist may feel embarrassing or even intimidating, but please know that it is my duty to not judge, to be respectful, and to help you on your mental health journey. My approach to counseling will be focused on our therapeutic relationship and I place a strong emphasis on creating an environment where you will feel safe, supported, and challenged to become your best self. I will check-in with you regularly throughout this process to ensure that we are meeting your expectations and that we are moving in your chosen direction. Persons of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, communities, and spiritual traditions are welcomed into therapeutic connection with me. As we begin, I would like to find out more about you. I would like to explore who you are, what brings you to therapy, and what challenges you are having in managing these issues. Given that information, I would like that together we establish a treatment plan to address your concerns, and set clear goals. I want to examine what is working for you, what effective strategies you've used in the past, as well as what has not worked and how we can tailor it to fit you better.

As your therapist, I wish to guide you to meet those goals, teach you skills to navigate your improvement and self-change, and getting yourself back on course. Lastly, I am flexible and will move and flow at the pace that you like or need. I think together we can make great strides to your self-improvement, and I can not wait to get started!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #97624 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Julia Mendoza. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.E. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Julia has been accommodating to my needs and understanding what it is that I struggle with. She has always made time made to be available to discuss important topics and give me "hw assignments" for me to complete that allows me better to understand my thoughts, feelings, and values. She has been a tremendous help in my life, and I am grateful to her and her expertise.

Written by B.R. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

She’s amazing and real, she’s helped me so much

Written by C.H. on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Julia is an amazing therapist. I’ve had quite a few in the years I’ve gone to therapy and she’s definitely the best. I feel like she listens to me and gives me tools to help better manage my mental health that actually work.

Written by N.I. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Julia has been a kind and caring counsellor for myself personally, she has really made me feel listened to without feeling judged and will help me to understand my thoughts, I can only thank her for her time and help

Written by C.R. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Julia is very kind and understanding. It's like talking to a best friend, she's comforting and patient. She gets back to messages very fast and gives great resources.

Written by J.O. on Apr 24, 2020 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Julia Mendoza is amazing at her job & is very helpful!

Written by Ł.U. on Feb 21, 2020 after therapy with Julia for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Julia helped me to deal with a lot of things and uncover things I wasn’t aware of. She’s incredibly helpful and I look forward to my sessions with her

Written by T.Y. on Nov 30, 2019 after therapy with Julia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Julia is a very warm kind and understanding therapist. She is an excellent listener and. Has really helpful suggestions. Easily the best one I've worked with here on better help, I can't recommend her enough.

Written by K.E. on Jul 12, 2019 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve only been with Julia for a few weeks and this is my first time doing therapy, but she has been warm, easy to talk to, and a profoundly calming and open therapist. I am hopeful for our future work together.

Written by K.R. on Jul 11, 2019 after therapy with Julia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Julia is a very open-minded, understanding and warm-hearted person. She listened with kindness and without judgement. Her advice helped me tremendously through a bad break up and ensuing personal problems. Her advice and understanding has been very helpful in guiding me to a healthier mind frame.

Written by A.S. on Jun 20, 2019 after therapy with Julia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Julia has been a great help with guiding me to overcome my anxiety by arming me with relaxation tools, restructuring my thoughts, and giving me the confidence that I needed.

Written by Z.O. on May 25, 2019 after therapy with Julia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Julia came into my life while I was spiraling back to a terrible depression. She is very open, kind and supportive. I couldn’t had asked for a better individual to embark on my journey of taking care of my mental health. I am filled with so much gratitude to have her as my therapist.

Written by M.E. on May 21, 2019 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Julia is super supportive and makes sure to check in with me whether I'm going through a tough time or am just dealing with the average day to day. She's very easy to talk to and I am super happy to have her as my counselor.

Written by C.A. on Apr 25, 2019 after therapy with Julia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

She is understanding, nonjudgmental, and responds in a timely manner. I feel very supported.

Written by J.E. on Apr 20, 2019 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Very caring and thoughtful. Julia has asked a lot of questions and I have found more peace by doing the worksheets she assigned to me.
I feel she truly cares for me and my situation.

She checks I with me just to ask how I’m doing and I enjoy being able to text her anytime even late sometimes.

I highly recommend Julia

Written by A.N. on Apr 18, 2019 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

She is awesome. She asked me the right questions to figure out my real issues. She gave great tools to use that helped me cope with my situation. Her follow-up is amazing. I feel so much better after working with her.

Written by K.I. on Mar 30, 2019 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

So far, Ms Mendoza has been excellent!

Work with me!