“Sex therapy is heart therapy.” Those five simple words struck a chord in me. We are wired for human connection and intimacy. Love, or loving well, is really hard. It requires us to be vulnerable and open, and most of all, being our authentic selves. As a therapist, my goal is to help you explore and connect (or re-connect) with your core self and explore patterns that keep popping up and getting in the way. We can work together to try something different, something new and grow your capacity to be emotionally present with yourself and/or with your partner(s).
Julie specializes in…
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Bachelor of Science, Florida Gulf Coast University
- Master of Social Work, Barry University
- Advanced Trainings
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocess Trained
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy-ICEEFT Externship
- Certification in Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Relationships are built on trust, and the therapeutic relationship is no different. It’s important that you feel heard and understood for therapy to be successful. My hope is that therapy will help you feel more self-confident, hopeful, and self-aware.
I was often thought of as a wallflower. Some people might have a negative connotation to that word, but for me, it was a space where I felt most comfortable. I had learned to observe and listen to others, and in the end, learn to hold space for those people in my life. It was a place of comfort, but I also realized it was from a place of fear. Through my own personal journey, I recognized that I needed to slow down, stay present, and deal with the discomfort. I also recognized for myself, that this is a life-long journey.
I became interested in sex therapy from multiple experiences in my personal and professional life. As I stated above, the need for connection is part of our core needs and desires. Working with children, I often saw the hurt and need to disconnect from themselves and others and as I slowly started working with adults and folks in relationships, I started to see those very patterns learned from early childhood show up in their present lives. I am honored to do this work. I am honored to witness the most vulnerable parts of your life.
When I am not in the office, I am hiking in the mountains, daydreaming about the ocean, or reading a book surrounded by animals.