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About Julia (she/her/hers)

My name is Julia, and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). I congratulate you on taking a courageous first step towards transformation, and I'm hopeful that this is a road we can travel together. As partners on this journey, we will work closely to determine which goals are most important to you and strive to align your life with your personal values.
My therapeutic approach focuses on encouraging self-acceptance and self-compassion while providing you with the coping strategies needed to face and embrace your life experiences. Your unique experiences affect you in many ways, and it’s natural to assign meaning to the events in your life. Being aware of the ways you interpret your circumstances is the first step toward making positive changes. And when you’re able to make positive changes following challenges, you’ll be empowered to create the life you truly want to live.
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My therapeutic modalities include Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My approach is best tailored to adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress management, healthy relationships, and healing after trauma.
My self-care includes walking in nature and along the beach, reading, and practicing the piano.
  • Adolescence & young adulthood
  • Anxiety & stress management
  • Depression
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Parenting / Adoption / Foster Care
  • Trauma
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training (2021)

Monmouth University (2021)
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Teachers College of Columbia University (2005)
Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology

New York University (2001)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Economics

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Addressing our relationship with difficult thoughts and emotions
The first part of my therapeutic approach is based on Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT encourages us to embrace our difficult thoughts and feelings rather than avoiding them, struggling against them, or feeling guilty for them. With ACT, we also work on discovering your values and using value-driven action to enrich your life.
Rewiring our childhood programming
The second part of my therapeutic approach involves Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a deeper, trauma-based modality that helps us understand where our distressing thoughts and feelings originate and how we can rewire these automatic responses. With EMDR, our beliefs about ourselves become more self-affirming and difficult experiences can be faced without resorting to old, unhelpful patterns.
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." —Dalai Lama

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