I am a licensed professional counselor with a background in human services, education, and social work. I have worked with individuals struggling with the grief and loss of a loved one, domestic violence, trauma, diagnosed personality disorders, anxiety and depression, poverty and homelessness, human trafficking victims, and individuals experiencing chronic pain. Although my experiences are diverse, I have learned two overarching truths: human suffering is universal AND there is always hope.
My style of treatment is person-centered and eclectic. I know that "one-size-fits-all" is never true with mental health treatment. Each client has a unique story and therapeutic goals are developed cooperatively with that in mind. You are the expert on you. I am often described as a warm and empathetic listener, but I am also willing to provide reflective feedback during "stuck" moments in treatment.
If you are ready to move towards a path of healing, hope, and wholeness, contact me and we will begin this journey together.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy
MI LPC 6401019047
She is an amazing person. She responds in a timely manner, checks up on me and gives me words of encouragement to keel going forward. As a man of God, it was initially difficult to talk with somebody about my journey due to my past issues and trauma from church hurt. After meeting with her I came to understand that she too was Christian and really opened my eyes into believing that loving and true people of faith are still out there. Few of the christian therapists I had been with in the past were very condescending and made it a hard space for me to be vulnerable in. She was the exact opposite and is the sweetest and kindest person I've met. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for being the awesome person that you are Julie! :)
Written on Jul 22, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 1 month
Julie Gallivan is a wonderful therapist ! She is very responsive to what you say to her and has lots of positive feedback where it is needed I am confident in her expertise.
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd
Julie is very responsive even outside our scheduled sessions. She understands the situation, sees the areas that needs to be worked on and provides practical exercise to help.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and family conflicts
Ms. Julie asks simple questions, which, in my opinion, is best because I overcomplicate things so much. She helps to slow my thinking down and has me really concentrate on why I feel the way I do.
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Julie is the most kind and wonderful person who really hears what you have to say. She is an exceptional communicator and truly makes you feel appreciated and understood. The tools she has helped me to develop over these past months have been life-changing, and I mean that in the most literal sense. Her insights are profound and clearly explained, and she helps you to see your blind spots or the less pleasant parts of yourself that you may struggle to understand or deal with. The only anti-anxiety medication that has ever worked for me is therapy with Julie, and I cannot recommend her enough.
Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Julie has been an incredible blessing in my life. Her faith gives me so much more faith and comfort. She makes you feel seen and heard and held, but also provides helpful resources for clarity and improvement. I’m ever so grateful to have everything I could want in a therapist in her
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigu