I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice, along with nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including marketing, higher education administration, and K-12 online education. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, family and relationship issues, career challenges, and other various stage of life concerns. I also have extensive training and experience working with clients with body-focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania and skin-picking.
My counseling style is warm and non-judgmental and I believe in treating all people with respect and compassion. My counseling approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling. I am a collaborative and goal-focused clinician who understands that you are the expert in your own life and I will work with you to tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
FL LMHC MH17008
VA LPC 0701008453
Julie has been the most wonderful therapist over the past 18 months. She provides thoughtful, compassionate counsel, while also having the unique ability to tie back to pertinent themes and discussions. I look forward to our therapy appointments and always leave feeling as if I’ve moved forward towards my goals. I’ve considered myself to be extremely lucky to have Julia as my therapist!
Written on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
I’ve seen Julie for several months now and she is amazing. She listens and is really easy to talk too. I highly recommend her!
Written on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Julie has been helping me for about 6 months now and is a fantastic councillor. She’s always there when I need help but also gives me space when I need to grow. I enjoy working with her and learning from her.
Written on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Julie Featherman is absolutely wonderful. Before I started counseling I really thought there was no hope. I was nervous, scared & terrified. Me and Julie clicked instantly, she's very personable, caring and understanding. She's extremely educated and knows all the techniques. Her expertise has helped guide me in the right direction. I have made a dramatic amount of changes while working with her, I absolutely do recommend her 1000 times over. She's wonderful and very helpful.
Written on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders
Julie has helped me to get through the worst time of my life, and to see a way forward. I've had so many breakthroughs and new realisations in our sessions, and the way I think has changed. I feel strong for the first time in years, after 'unpacking my boxes and putting things where they're accessible, but not in the way'. Which I think is a great way to describe therapy. If ever I feel I need help with these boxes of life again, I would definitely come back to Better help and hopefully Julie too.
Written on Aug 17, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
Julie is an amazing counselor and I'm so glad that I've been able to work with her over the past few weeks. She has helped me navigate some incredibly challenging times and is always there to listen without judgment and with compassion. I'm so grateful to have her in my corner and would recommend anyone going through a difficult time or going through a life change work with her.
Written on Jun 30, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching