Julia St John

(LCSW)

About Me

Hi there! I'm Julia. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 5 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of age ranges in diverse settings throughout the state of Maine. I have a 3 year old chocolate lab who occupies much of my non-work related time- I love to spend time with him outdoors, spend time with my friends/family, cooking, reading, and discovering new music!

My therapeutic approach tends to be laid back, collaborative, and connection driven; I believe development of a therapeutic alliance is essential for growth! In my current practice I primarily utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a modality; with focus on indvidualized values, mindfulness, and acceptance of the human experience, I so appreciate the core principles of the ACT model. I love what I do- I love the opportunity to learn with and from others every day, watching as those that I work with unlock their fullest potential is the greatest reward. If you are experiencing impact as consequence to stress, anxiety, trauma, etc., my goal is to meet you where you are at and work together to effectively handle your painful thoughts and sensations while cultivating a rich and meaningful life.

I look forward to meeting you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Compassion fatigue , Divorce and Separation , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Women's Issues

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LC17237 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Aug 16, 2020 after counseling with Julia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Really helped me a lot. Very understanding, compassionate and smart.
Thank you!

Written by S.A. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Julia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

I have appreciated the tools you have given me.
I like how you asked what I wanted to work on and offer things at my pace.
I appreciate that you read my journal entries to keep up and don't pressure me to do more but pick out the pieces that might be workable goals from them.