Julie Este-McDonald

(MA, LPC)

About Me

I work with clients with a variety of issues. I find that most of the time, people seek help because they realize that their life is just not where they want it to be, and they realize that there is something more. I help clients deal with the things that they feel are holding them back, whether it be circumstances, trauma, history, or things they believe about themselves. Although I offer counseling services to people from all walks of life and belief (or non-belief) systems, I also have extended training in Pastoral (meaning Christian) Counseling. I work with people to pinpoint their goals, define the obstacles to the goals, and explore the origins of unhealthy beliefs and thought patterns that are holding your back. The fact of the matter is that we all have issues and problems to work through. The good news is that you don't have to do it alone. I want to help you work through the things that are holding you back from finding your purpose and peace.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7988 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by G.E. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

I found Julie such a constructive and thoughtful person to talk to, she always listened, reflected and gave me some fascinating insights I’d not considered. I felt comfortable, very supported and it was great to work through a number of knotty issues with such a good counsellor. I feel like a weight has been lifted as I can start to put things into perspective and move forward.

Written by A.N. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with Julie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

I feel like I have come so far and that I’ve made the right decision choosing counseling again. She’s made this process worth while. I plan to continue working with her. Thank you for everything!

Written by J.A. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Julie is an amazing counselor. I appreciate her very much.

Written by B.R. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Julie is extremely perceptive. Her timing is impeccable. Spend some time with her and she will surely help you get to the root of your concerns.

Written by M.I. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Thank you Julie! You have been able to give me guidance and reassurance through some difficult life changes and you have helped me to better coping with everyday life.

Written by N.I. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is very helpful, and has given me multiple resources to help me understand my state of mind. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by N.U. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Julie is very helpful and understanding. She responds quickly and helps you to progress without much pressure.

Written by R.H. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

So far in two sessions Julie has been great. I wish I could spend more time talking to her because she makes me feel comfortable expressing myself and understands my feelings.