Hi and welcome to BetterHelp! I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 11 years. I obtained my Master's of Social Work at the University of Maryland in 2008 and have been practicing ever since in both Pennsylvania and New York. I have extensive experience in working with individuals who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship issues, addiction, struggles with life transitions, as well as a myriad of other issues that arise in life. I enjoy challenges in my work and always carry hope that together we can work through just about anything.
My counseling style is warm and laid back. I believe in allowing the client to navigate what he or she would like to work on and my role is that of an empathetic support and co-pilot on the journey. I use an eclectic approach and tailor the work to what is appropriate for each client. I often combine cognitive behavioral skills, interpersonal skill evaluation and development, and working through stuck points to find acceptance in my sessions. I believe in an open dialogue throughout the therapeutic process so I welcome feedback about what is working and what is not. I have been told that I am very approachable and hope you will feel comfortable working with me as well.
The decision to seek therapy can be a scary one. My hope is to provide a comfortable and safe environment for you to do the work that you came here to do. I offer no judgement, just empathy and understanding and a helping hand to find the right path for you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #CW017289 (Expires: 2021-02-01)
Other #NJDCATEMP-011835 (Expires: 2020-07-31)
Dr. Julie was very insightful.. She understands mostly of what I am going through and has the right solution to combat the issues. She helped me a lot and hopefully I can take some of what I have learned and turn it into something positive and move forward productively. Thank you for your wise words.
Julie is a fantastic therapist! She makes my rambling feel productive. She really lets you run the session and tailor it to whatever you need that week. She holds me accountable to my goals and really supports my ideas and listens intently. She’s great!!
Julie is an amazing listener and it’s really nice to be able to speak to someone and feel heard.
Julie is the best counselor. I matched with a few others prior to finding Julie that did not work. I was about to give up until I found her, and I am so glad I did! She is understanding, knowledgeable, non-judgmental, and she always finds time to get back to me via chat, as that is the easiest way for me to talk.
I like that I am able to send a message whenever I feel I need to.
I have found Julie Bergstresser to have a very intelligent and empathetic approach. She does not judge, she offers suggestions and tools and gives me the space to figure out what to do with them. And is there when I get stuck. I highly recommend Julie.
Julie is a wonderful listener, and has a gentle way of guiding me to ideas and options my own mind isn't able to see clearly.
I appreciate Julie listening to the details of my problems and helping me identify strategies for improvement. I definitely feel validated!