My name is Julie and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Missouri and I’d love to partner with you to feel well and be well! Let's nourish your soul and find healing with the practices I’ve implemented from the wealth of wisdom I’ve gleaned from decades of challenges related to health, relationships, and loss. From the unexpected loss of numerous loved ones, the end of intimate relationships, unmet expectations and chronic illness we can go from misery to mastery, bitter to better, and find some nuggets of joy in the journey. It's not easy but YOU are worth investing in! It takes time but let’s find peace, balance and contentment *in the midst of* crazy times. Life can really be tough and there's not a lot of easy answers to many challenges. While I find DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), mindfulness and faith in general to be very useful for many people I'm honored to help find the best approach for YOU in coping with life's curveballs, managing long seasons of hardship, and finding hope in the most difficult issues we may face. Particular interests of mine include travel, nutrition, movement, parenting struggling children, caregiving, social and environmental justice, race relations and finding the aspects of faith that are helpful while discerning what doesn't serve you well.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
MO LCSW 2002022720
Julie is a great therapist she takes the time out to listen to you fully . She gives great feedback . I strongly recommend her
Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
Julie is a biblically grounded therapist and has been of a great source of encouragement and support!
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Julie has been so helpful from the very beginning and has remained helpful and available throughout my therapy with her. She always responds quickly and thoroughly. She provides me with worksheets when I ask for them or just on her own if she sees a need for it. She is kind and compassionate.
Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Julie is a really great therapist, who doesn't just stay within the word "Therapist", but also acts as a friend, and a great source of confiding.
Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
My first interaction with Julie over exceeded any expectations I had. I felt heard and understood . She provided me with some work I need to do to help me get to a better place. She is an incredible human.
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and career difficulties
Julie is a great therapist and is very experienced with DBT. I have total faith in her to help me heal.
Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd