About me

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!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


CO LPC LPC.0016604

WI LPC 3360-125


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Julie Atabe. 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 on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I just started working with Julie and so far I have nothing but positive things to say. She is a great listener. I like the use of the worksheet she sends asking about my progress and what Id like to work on for my next session. It’s helped me keep on track of what I want to work on.

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Julie is fantastic at listening and providing her input when necessary. She's the best therapist I've ever worked with and she understands my primary issues and continues to help me. She's well organized and sends out prompts two days before your scheduled appointment that help make the session easier to follow and helps her figure out my problems a little easier.

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Julie has been amazing just listening to my ramblings and offering sound advice! She has been exactly what I have needed these last few months and will cont. with her for as long as needed!

Written on Aug 07, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Julie is amazing and is so respectful and listens to you she also provides solutions and not just a dead end

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Julie is warm, skilled, and supportive. She offers practical tools and clear insights in a way that helps cut through to core issues and identify what’s going on underneath challenging situations. Her wisdom and experience is evident, and I’ve been very grateful for my weekly sessions with her. I always come away from our sessions with a new way of considering challenges. She is professional and timely in her responses, and she helps focus each session with prompts ahead of time which are very helpful. I highly recommend Julie!

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I was nervous about getting paired with a therapist, because it’s not always a match the first time and you have to try again. I was relieved from the first message she sent me when we matched because it sounded like it was good potential. I’m still seeing Julie and I really like her a lot. She’s easy to talk to and has good suggestions. And even when I talk too much or ramble she never interrupts me. She genuinely seems to care about how I am and what’s going on, and I really appreciate that in a therapist. I know not everyone is a match, but if you like someone who is easy going, non-judgmental and has a sense of humor I think Julie is a perfect fit :)

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 4 weeks on issues concerning grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very effective and professional experience to help.

Work with me!