Julie Borden

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting challenges, depression, and communication in relationships. I know that making the decision to start therapy, and reaching out to find someone you can trust, is a big step, often one that people think about for a long time before they actually take it. As you take that step today, I would like to offer some ideas about where this journey could take you. From my work with clients over the years, and from my own personal experience as well, I have come to see the process of therapy as something like looking through a new window, one that allows you to see your life and situation more clearly. In all of the challenges we face, big and small, perspective is key. Each of us is looking at our situation from the inside, in the way we have become accustomed to looking at it. This view is often fogged up and blurry. We are so close to it that we can’t see the forest for the trees. Therapy is about getting distance and perspective. This can come through insight, recognizing relationship patterns and being open to changing them, and questioning long-held assumptions that you didn’t realize you had until someone calls your attention to them. But as important as this awareness is, it usually needs to be followed with concrete steps in order to result in true change. Baby steps at first – in my experience we often underestimate the big results that can come from the smallest shifts. As we experiment with new behaviors, we begin to see ourselves differently. One small success doing something you didn’t think you could do can result in a ripple effect of seeing possibilities that you never knew were there before, and that is where real growth happens.

My goal is to help people live more authentically, live with intention, and make deliberate and conscious choices rather than following old patterns that they never before thought to question. These ideas have
brought me to some of the most important light bulb moments in my own life, and it brings me great happiness to see the moment that someone else begins to see that they have a wider range of options than they ever realized.

If it sounds like I might be a good fit for you, I look forward to getting to know you, hearing the unique story that is yours alone, and working as a team as you find the clarity, peace, and confidence that will lead you to a brighter future.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #19807 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Feb 05, 2020 after counseling with Julie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I've really enjoyed working with Julie. She's empathetic and understanding, and I never feel like I'm being judged in any way. I think she has reached an expert level as a therapist, and obviously has lots of experience and is always referring me to helpful articles and materials. I would definitely recommend Julie to friends.

Written by P.E. on Dec 16, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

I have been working whit my counselor just for 3 weeks and I have noticed a difference in my behavior and way of thinking. I have been struggling with depression for more than 3 years and having an option like Better Help is just what I needed...affordable and works with my schedule.

Written by C.O. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Julie has been very open minded. She's a good listener and offers helpful insights. I'm still in the early stages of therapy but I already feel better knowing I have her available.

Written by D.A. on Nov 15, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, and adhd

I really like how she listens and gives input and is understanding with every problem and challenge I face.

Written by S.H. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I love Julie. I feel like we would be good friends, given a different circumstance.

Written by M.A. on Oct 03, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Julie is a joy to work with. No matter what I’m feeling, her words of wisdom and encouragement always makes me feel better.

Written by J.O. on Sep 16, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, and career difficulties

It's like having a completely unbiased friend who never tires of hearing me out and never tires of helping me sift through the stories I tell myself. Julie has helped me see a lot of things in my life and in my relationships that I would never have seen without her insights.

Written by P.R. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Julie was great! Helped a lot and was thoughtful about offering me tools that I could work with.

Written by J.U. on Aug 25, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Good listener, kind advice!

Written by N.I. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Julie is a wonderful counselor who takes the time to listen to you while providing the effective tools for you to cope with any of life's struggles.

Written by K.I. on Jun 20, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Julie is fantastic; even though we have only been working together for a few weeks she is really helping me to work through years of trauma in a healthy way. I’m so grateful for her!

Written by Z.O. on Mar 11, 2019 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Miss Julie has been providing the additional tools that i need to grow + face my demons/challenges to be a better person. I am looking forward to the time when i know the tools provided have been put enough to the test + i am sitting squarely in my new space that i am building right now

Written by H.E. on Sep 29, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Julie has been the best thing ever to get me threw things! She is so insightful and helpful and knows just how to treat me! I have had other counseling but non compare to Julie and her wisdom she has to give. She’s the best!

Written by J.E. on Jul 14, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, and self esteem

Julie has been a great counselor who is attentive, responsive and open to trying new methods to helping her clients. I felt she adapted well to my style and was very understanding of my situation which she may not have had as much experience with before. I really enjoyed our sessions together. Thank you Julie!

Written by I.S. on Jun 30, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Julie Borden is fantastic to speak with. She is very nice person to get right to the point while still holding a friendly conversation.

Written by J.E. on Apr 24, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career

I've spent a couple weeks with Julie and I like her. She's very knowledgeable and gives a lot of teaching tools. She's a very good listener and pays attention to everything i say in our video chats and write in our emails. I've in the past not been a big fan of "counseling" because I've always wanted the quick fix, I don't want to feel broken or imperfect ... but Julie has a way of reminding you by the way she counsels that it has nothing to do with being broken or imperfect and finding the fix. It has to do with thoughts and patterns and if you want to change those, learning how to do so...patiently and with forgiveness and understanding of yourself. There's no one way to be "happy", you have to figure out how to be happy by understanding how your mind works, and I really feel like Julie is helping me focus on that. By her attention to detail, I feel like I have a little accountability with some other issues like drinking, its nice to feel like someone wants to help you do better and feel better without judging you or telling you what you have to do. We all are going to do what we want, she wants to help you get to where you want if you're not there yet.