I am so happy you have decided to think about talking to a counselor. It's a brave first step! Most people believe they have either have to be "crazy" or to wait until things are really bad to talk to someone. The reality is, no one is actually "crazy," people just have different challenges they face and handle in different ways. It's also never "too soon" to talk to a counselor-the sooner you talk with someone the less likely it will be that your difficult feelings or challenging experiences will get worse. It's much easier to feel better when you aren't feeling you are at your worst.
Just to clear the stereotypes, the goal of therapy isn't to "fix" anyone. Therapy is meant to help them think things through differently. If you are looking at my site, I'm guessing you are struggling with something and the reality is you may be coping the best you can but you DESERVE TO FEEL BETTER. I can't make everything in your life different but I can help you figure out better ways to interact within your life and the people who are in it.
To introduce myself, my name is Julie Belmont. I am a social worker who is licensed in Massachusetts and Maine. I split my time between medical social work and adoption/infertility social work. I have extensive experience working with parents of chronically ill children as well as young adults coping with the challenges of chronic illness. For the past three years I have worked intensively with patients struggling with obesity including those considering bariatric surgery but also have a strong understanding of diabetes and epilepsy. I have also spent many years working within the entire circle of infertility and adoption. I have worked extensively with women considering placement of a child for adoption as well as couples moving through infertility treatments, considering adoption, working through the adoption process and settling in as new parents post adoption placement.
I take a holistic, eclectic approach to therapy including motivational interviewing and solution focused work. I have extensive training in mindfulness and try to incorporate alternative modalities into my work (basic talk therapy isn't the right fit for everyone!).
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Fertility Issues, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MA LICSW 115028
ME LCSW LC16322
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Julie Belmont. 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.
Julie has been a breath of fresh air for me on my mental health journey. She is kind, understanding and supportive. She offers practical solutions and helps to set realistic goals for what I’d like to accomplish. I appreciate that she tailors her therapy to match my style and has given me tools that work for me personally because she has gotten to know me well already.
Written on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue