Most of us don’t seek help until the pain is too great and we come to a point where we admit that we need help; that we just can’t do this on our own. It can often feel defeating because we have been taught that we ‘should’ be able to handle anything if we put our minds to it. The reality is it takes a great deal of courage to ask for and accept help. I applaud you in taking this step. It is a true privilege for me to try to support others with their challenges; to be given their trust and their confidence. I work to do this using evidence-based practices within a warm, safe and non-judgmental relationship which the two of us create. I respect that you are the expert on YOU and I work to support you in developing your strengths, your own resilience and adding new tools and solutions for living your best life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and hold a New Jersey license. I have significant experience working within multiple types of settings with diverse issues and populations. I am also well versed with 12 step programs. My approach is person-centered as well as interactive, validating and empowering. I would be honored to be a part of your journey
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NJ LCSW 44SC00134100
Julie has been very helpful in aiding me to navigate difficult times and teach me new strategies to support myself in my daily life. She’s kind and sweet, has a great sense of humor. She knows when to be soft and when to give a little more tough love in a way that is helpful and understanding, never judging or negative. I’ve learned a lot from working with her
Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Great experience. My therapist has helped me out a lot.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
In my short time with Julie I was able to work with tools she recommended to help me cope with stress. She is gifted, well educated and caring.
Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Since starting therapy with Julie I feel I have grown so much in such a short amount of time. Julie has helped me to process my thoughts and emotions, work on processing trauma from the past, and has overall helped me to become more independent, accountable, and comfortable in my own skin. She is a great therapist who knows just the right balance between listening and giving space while also encouraging me to try new things to reach my goals. Her soft spirit and kindness make it easy to relate and connect to her, share with her my brutal truths, and feel comfortable enough to accept who I am today while embracing the person I am working on becoming every day.
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Julie has been there for me every step of the way!
Written on Jan 01, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and adhd
I am so happy that I was matched with Julie. I was very reluctant to start therapy, but Julie was terrific with getting me comfortable with the process. Julie is an extraordinarily attentive listener, and she is great with getting me to be an active participant in my therapy. I truly look forward to our weekly sessions.
Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions