Julie Borden

(LCSW)
Therapist Julie Borden Photo

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
Also experienced 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: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 3 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Thank you Julie! You have been an enormous help in my growth.

Written by M.A. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

They are able to find resources that help you with your issues. Even when you don’t want to talk, they are able to bring up something and allow you to find your way to your issues.

Written by K.A. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She stays solution oriented without making me feel like my problems are invalid. I have only had 2 sessions with her, but I find myself very much looking forward to each session. She gives me materials that are specific to my issues- and the best part is I feel extremely heard by her. She doesn't judge me for ranting about my problems, she doesn't tell me I am negging out, she listens, validates my mind/emotions, and then offers solutions/coping skills- along with an explanation of why she thinks this would be best for me based on what she was hearing-she also asks questions to get to know my situation better if she is confused about part of my flow- she doesn't just continue on, she makes sure she understands what I am saying before she goes into what she is saying-and as someone who trains and develops people into leaders I know that is super value.

Written by S.A. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Julie is extremely supportive and reliable and is easy to talk to. I feel heard and respected in our sessions and if I message her, she always gets back to me in a timely manner with very thoughtful responses. I am grateful to have her in my life; she has already helped me through so much.

Written by J.O. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Julie is an excellent listener. I talk so much of our time together but when she asks questions or offers encouragement I can tell that she hears 100% of what I’m telling her. In the 3 years we’ve been together I have never felt misunderstood when she responds to my concerns, issues, anxieties, fears. I know that it’s her help over the years that prepared and equipped me with the tools to get through the pandemic.

Written by E.V. on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Julie has been amazing. I went through several therapists in the past and felt like my concerns and needs weren’t met. With Julie, I am fully comfortable to voice all of my problems and she helps provide me with solutions to work through them. Julie has been a constant support for me through difficult times.

Written by M.A. on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Julie is very knowledgeable and really insightful. Ive been in therapy for 12 years and she is the best therapist I've had. She is really helping me work through my trauma and learn real time coping mechanisms.

Written by D.E. on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Julie is great and helpful therapist. She had helped me work through some of the hardest moments and decisions in my life and I look forward to our talks each week

Written by G.I. on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's a prefessional and very attentive councelor, she's always supportive and comprehensive. She's doing a great job with me and I highly recommend her!

Written by H.A. on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve been working with Julie on and off for a few months now. She is so kind, understanding and non judgmental. My favorite thing is that she is always offering resources for me to look at outside of our sessions. I’m a big reader, so I love that! Julie has helped me so much over the last few months. She really listens with a compassionate ear, and is always encouraging me to be more compassionate with myself. Thank you Julie!

Written by S.H. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I don't know how I would have gotten through the first half of 2020 without Julie's help. I feel happier and calmer and more in control of my self now after her help. She is a good listener.

Written by C.O. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Julie is an absolutely phenomenal counselor. She listens to you very thoroughly, does not judge you, and always seems to know just what to say. She always picks up on what your biggest concern is and you will always felt thoroughly understood. She is simply fantastic at what she does and I would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Written by D.R. on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Julie is great!

Written by M.A. on Feb 05, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 P.R. on Sep 07, 2019 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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.