I am glad you are taking the brave step to reach out to make healthy and positive life changes. My name is Julie Atabe and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Wisconsin. I have 20 years of experience and have been in practice since 2001 when I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with an MS Ed. in counseling. I have worked in outpatient therapy, county programs and the inpatient hospital setting. I specialize in a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, as well as life transitions.
My treatment approach is based on building rapport, trust, and open communication. The therapeutic approaches I use include client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. I will help you reach your individualized goals by focusing on your strengths, skills, and abilities. I do this also by creating a safe environment for you to be yourself in and not feel judged. My counseling style is warm, accepting, empathetic, uses humor, and allows you to be your best self.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LPC LPC-22571
CO LPC LPC.0016604
WI LPC 3360-125
Immediately I was surprised at how attentive she was to that chat. I was not expecting her to respond as quick as she did and it made me feel like I was texting a friend. She lets me set the goals for the conversation and then guides me on my own journey of self discovery.
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
She is a good listener and she always knows what to say. She has good advice and tips on how to be better mentally
Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
After going through a few therapists, Julie is a breath of fresh air. She’s always giving great feedback and sharing different perspectives when it comes to problem solving. Very attentive and and a great communicator. She’s very genuine and truly wants what’s in my best interest.
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Julie is by far the best therapist I've ever had. She listens, she remembers and she gives you great insight and advice, no matter what you're struggling with.
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
Julie is a wonderful therapist. Sincere,capable and truly cares. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing support and guidance.
Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Julie is amazing. She helps me feel heard and understood
Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem