Rate: $130 per clinical hour
My work is shaped by the belief that living fully means inviting all parts of our being to the table: the physical, emotional, spiritual and relational. The parts that helped us survive and the parts we buried out of shame, trauma, grief, or heartache. Maybe the parts we never learned existed in the first place. As a therapist, I help hold the basket as we collect those pieces that have been lost along the way. It can get heavy, but you’re not carrying it alone.
My approach is person-centered and trauma-informed, meaning you have the autonomy to decide where we go and how fast we get there. I’ll often invite those I work with to view their experiences through the lens of story and attachment as a framework for new understanding and restored connection to ourselves and others. We may use other approaches along the way as well, like EMDR or Brainspotting.
You may come to therapy for all kinds of reasons; issues I have particular experience and training in include trauma, sexual abuse, family-of-origin, anxiety, depression, burnout and spiritual abuse. I also enjoy working with couples seeking premarital counseling using the PREPARE/ENRICH curriculum.
Outside of the therapy room, I love trying out new recipes for friends, cheering on the Nashville Soccer Club, or enjoying the lake with my husband and chaotic but precious rescue dogs, Helen and Alfie.
Get to Know Julia a little better 😉
How would you describe therapy?
Therapy is the process of building a home within yourself that you feel safe and empowered in, so you can go out and live fully in the world.
What encouraged you to become a therapist?
Experiencing self-acceptance for the first time after my second attempt at therapy (because sometimes it takes several tries!). I knew I had to learn how to help others feel that way too.
Favorite part of your job?
Getting to witness someone discover pieces of themselves they actually love, are proud of, and want to care for.
What is the most unexpected part of your job?
The lower back pain from the chairs we sit in. I’m too young for that!
If your life was a tv show what would it be called?
“No Mayo” – my endless plight of asking places to take *the worst condiment* off of everything while also being a people pleaser.
Trevecca Nazarene University
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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