Who is Julia?

I have a solid base in traditional psychotherapy with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois.  I am licensed in three states for Clinical Social Work, which basically means psychotherapy, and have been in clinical practice for over seventeen years.

Letting in the Light

Even as a kid, I always knew there was something more to the universe, something bigger and better than my five senses could teach me.  Schooling gave me  logic and reason – and they are valuable parts of making life work, but I could see they weren’t the whole picture.  To rely only on logic and reason is to assume we know . . . well, everything.  I knew that wasn’t true.  I knew there were powers in the world I couldn’t touch or see.  I felt them, but I couldn’t access them.

That emptiness left me a fierce skeptic.  I tossed aside so much of life that was beautiful because I couldn’t make peace within myself about what I saw and what I felt, what I understood and what I knew I could “prove.”

I’ve spent my life joining those two worlds – combining what is logic and fact with those places in the universe of peace and energy that come from opening yourself up to the world beyond – to knowledge both new and old as the earth itself.

Traveling to Meet You

I bring to my clients my wide range of knowledge and teachings; helping each along their unique path.  No one answer is right for everyone.  Like the old saying: “it takes a village to raise a child” – it takes more than traditional psychotherapy to find what is true and useful for each individual when it comes to living a fulfilling and happy life.

To that end, I have exposed myself to many ways of thinking, experiencing and being.  I have studied homeopathy with the British Institute of Homeopathy and spent over a year attending a well-known weekly homeopathy study group in Los Angeles.  I have attended lectures and done personal studies of Kabbalah as taught by The Kabbalah Center.  I am trained to teach kundalini yoga and have practiced it for years.

Over the past 15 years I have been on a path of discovery.  I have read dozens of books and have had countless conversations with experts from all walks of life about the human experience and ways to make it richer, deeper, less painful and more peaceful.  My psychotherapy approach is a cohesive and comprehensive representation of all the research (both formal and informal) I have done on the ways to create a life that is worth living.

As every other therapist, I am human myself, with questions, challenges and doubts.  This too, I know, adds to my ability to help my clients reach for and attain their best life possible.