Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for the states of Missouri, Michigan, and New Mexico. With over 25 years of experience, I have a wide scope of experience in community counseling, private practice, residential, partial hospitalization, and military settings. I am well-versed in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My specialties include issues associated with anxiety, depression, self-development, relationship issues, grief & loss, AD/HD, military, career, life changes, and Life Coaching.
My counseling style is respectful, empathic, genuinely caring, and interactive. I incorporate cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness strategies with acceptance and attachment-based therapies. I cultivate a trusting climate and work with you to create a plan that suits your own unique needs.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me; I welcome the opportunity to talk with you.
30yrs in practice
Additional areas of focus:Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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Julia is amazing and has been a huge part of my mental health journey. She is patient, kind, non-judgemental and will listen to you with an open mind on anything that is bothering you, even if it's not what you intended to talk about during that session. Our sessions made me feel supported and like I had someone on my side. Thank you Julia and Better Help for helping me.
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Julia is great. She would really be able to help me understand situations with people in my life, and how I can go forward positively. She really helped me. Thank you!
Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem
I coming to understand a lot about myself. I boulder on my shoulders gets lighter after every sessions. I feel relieved each time!
Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Julia has been a huge help! We've connected very quickly and she listens to my concerns and provides useful insights and advice.
Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions
Julia is the best listener I've met.
Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, and coaching
Julia is awesome. She is a very empathetic listener and she offers suggestions that are thoughtful after carefully considering everything we discuss.
Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’ve been working with Julia for about three quarters of a year now and she’s helped me get through so much. I’m endlessly thankful for her expertise and truly kind and empathetic soul. She reminds me of what’s important and helps me stay on track in the most gentle and supporting way. I love that I am able to continue my therapy sessions with her and the progress I’ve made in the last few months thanks to her is definitely more than I’ve been able to achieve in my most recent inpatient treatment about a year ago :) thank you for everything Julia!!!
Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 9 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Julia is a wonderful therapist, I feel very lucky to be working with her.
Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching
Julia is wonderful
Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 8 months on issues concerning coping with life changes
Julia is an amazing, experienced and insightful therapist. I concur with other reviews of her saying that she is a great listener. She is excellent at helping one make sense of things, and provides very helpful tools and mental exercises to improve. She is also good at providing guidance to the conversation, which is very good if you're like me and talk a lot. I greatly appreciate my time with her.
Written on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Julia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching
Julia sincerely cares for my mental health and has made such a difference for me in just three weeks! I wish I had found her sooner!
Written on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and anger management
Julia is warm and understanding and truly has my best interests at heart. She has helped me find the clarity and strength to make a big life decision. Julia is both compassionate and knowledgeable. I look forward to our sessions each week.
Written on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Julia is an amazing therapist. She helped me get through difficult times and is very knowledgeable, understanding, shows interest in my life and it feels like she genuinely wants to help me.
Thank you Julia, you're the best!
Written on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
I have so thoroughly enjoyed my time with Julia. She is incredibly thoughtful and attentive with my care needs. She asks questions that’s truly ask me to look inwards and propel me towards change. I always look forward to our meetings and would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for help or guidance in any aspect of their life.
Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
She has been so wonderful and helpful. She has hit the mark on the head from only a few things I have said and is trying to help me untangle and sort myself. She is kind and patient with me and is always ready with kind words for me when I doubt myself
Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Julia is a god send. I have done personal and couples sessions with Julia and I am so glad we chose her. She is down to earth and really sees through and gets to the root cause of the issues.
Written on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
I look forward to my weekly sessions with Julia and always feel better after our time together. She is a wonderful listener and offers valuable insight and tools for me to put into action in between visits. Would absolutely recommend her to others, and in fact already have :)
Written on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
She is awsome and I feel like I am making big progress in a short period of time
Written on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Julia seemed to be able to have immediate understanding and recognition of my problems and issues In such a short time and gave some very sound advise - I had instant trust in Julia and knew she would be able to help me in a very profound way - I am very grateful
Written on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Julia has been wonderful so far. Really enjoying speaking to her and finding her support really helpful.
Written on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
Julie is a very humble therapist. She listens to what I am saying and she makes sense of it and helps me to see things in a different perspective.
I have often left sessions with Julia really happy and open minded and situations I felt were tough to deal with.
If you get to speak with her, you will not regret it!
Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Julia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
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