Julia Raffaini

(MA, LMFT, C-DBT)

About Me

I believe that humans are naturally driven towards growth and fulfillment and I enjoy supporting people on this journey. While I work with individuals struggling with a range of difficulties, I specialize in anxiety and trauma treatment. I am an EMDR Therapist and I have a collaborative approach incorporating techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. EMDR, short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is known for helping people heal from trauma and other distressing life experiences.

I have 10+ years of experience helping people create positive and lasting change through individual and group therapy, school-based counseling, and behavior modification programs. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and with individuals of all ages struggling with a wide variety of challenges including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, stress, mood instability, concentration issues, impulse control issues, and family conflict as well as trauma and adjustment related issues.

I am passionate about my work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and look forward to working with you.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #94174 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by N.E. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Julia for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Julia has taught me the tools to manage my anxiety and to facilitate peace and gratitude in my life. The skills I have been learning in our sessions are practical and effective, making a lasting impact in my personal and professional life. Julia holds me accountable to practice self care and continue to grow, as well as maintains a professional and non-judgmental demeanor during those sessions when I am worrying about the little things. In regards to processing and healing through trauma, her guidance through our EMDR sessions has probably made the biggest impact in my life. Julia provided a safe space for me to gradually (and at my own pace) work through some of the most upsetting challenges in my life. I didn't know the weight that I had been carrying around, until it was lifted.
So much gratitude for having been matched with Julia!

Written by S.H. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with Julia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

I absolutely adore Julia. She’s a wonderful counselor. She is compassionate and knowledgeable. She has had a tremendously positive impact in my life. I’m so grateful to be working with her.

Written by M.A. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Julia for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management

Julia is a very caring and kind therapist. She remembers everything we talk about and offers me a variety of ways to cope with my anxiety and stressful life events that come up. I feel like I can rely on her to be thorough, listen to me and provide sound expertise. She makes me feel like I am not alone when it comes to dealing with major life events or even minor ones that end up worrying me. Julia is honestly the best therapist I’ve ever had and I enjoy our sessions and always walk away feeling better afterwards. Our form of communication works well for me.
Overall, I am very happy to have Julia as my therapist!

Written by H.A. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Julia is exactly who I need to talk to, she is a very supportive listener but she understand that I want to make progress on my own end as well as in our conversations and she has given me great tools to help in my day to day life.

Written by E... on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Julia for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Julia is fantastic. She's helpful, tempered, and provides does a great job of reframing questions to highlight new perspectives. She's amazing!!!

Written by M.I. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and adhd

Julia was very helpful. It was my first time doing counseling with someone and it did helped me a lot with my emotional health. Totally recommend Julia as your counselor.

Written by M.I. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Julia for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Julia has helped me more than I can express. Full of empathy and ability to listen but guide me in a productive manner.

Written by K.E. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Julia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Julia Raffaini is the second therapist I've had on BetterHelp and I really clicked with her. She conducts her sessions via live chat, which works for me because I'm often not able to take phone calls. She messages back very promptly and offers great, professional and empathetic insight into my matters. I feel like I've had a lot of personal growth with her as my therapist. She has truly made BetterHelp feel like a safe space for sharing my thoughts and feelings.

Written by M.I. on Aug 09, 2019 after counseling with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Julia is a really oustanding counselor thus far.

Written by J.A. on Aug 08, 2019 after counseling with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I'm still new to working with Julia, but she has been very helpful and nice so far.