Julie Bergstresser

(LCSW)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW017289 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by L.A. on Oct 08, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate Julie listening to the details of my problems and helping me identify strategies for improvement. I definitely feel validated!