Julie Bjelland, LMFT 88019
Julie Bjelland, LMFT 88019
|Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LMFT - 88019|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
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My goal is to offer you a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space to explore where you are and where you want to be. Together we work on your immediate needs as well as future goals after the personal growth you can achieve. Having support in your pocket you can create a backpack of tools to take with you into all aspects of your life. You are the driver and I am the passenger-assisting you as you need navigation, support, and encouragement. The experience will help you feel more centered and positive about your life. Living more authentically and true to Self, we feel happier. Whether you need support to clear out current confusion or problems or whether you want to create more peace and happiness in your life-our work together can help you accomplish what you need to live happier and more fulfilled.
For couples: If you are in a relationship that has parts that are not working we can use some incredible relationship and communication building tools backed by 40 years of research, using the Gottman Method of couples therapy. Things can be better. Sometimes we just need a little outside support to get us there. In a safe and supportive environment we can turn conflict into dialogue and repair the parts that are not working. With support and some new tools, things can get better. You are worth this investment. Working on ourselves or on our relationship has a domino effect...everything gets better.
For Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) It is estimated that 50% of clients are Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) and I specialize in helping HSPs learn brain training tools to reduce overwhelm and anxiety and have developed an online, supportive brain training course. I am the author of the book and Online Course, "Brain Training For The Highly Sensitive Person, Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions: An 8-Week Program".
Email or Call Julie Bjelland, LMFT 88019 at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24470
More Info About My Practice
I work with a variety of people on many different issues and specialize in the following:
-Couples-using the amazing Gottman Method based on 40 years of research.
-Anxiety-living with anxiety is exhausting and affects everything. Life can be incredibly different and can feel so much better to learn tools to reduce or remove anxiety.
-The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)-20% of the human and animal population has a finely tuned nervous system that makes us highly sensitive. We can be more sensory overwhelmed in this loud, fast paced world, which often leads to anxiety and other issues. Learning about this inherent trait can be life changing. I have a lot of information on my website and even a link to a self-test if you think you might be highly sensitive. I am an HSP knowledgable therapist.
-LGBTQQ-I work in support of the Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered or questioning person. Coming out later in life is a particularly unique speciality where I am here to support you. You will be met with safety, support and understanding of the special experiences felt as an LGBTQQ individual.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is a very special time of exploring and learning about SELF. We are often so busy with our responsibilities in life that there is little time to focus on ourselves. I see this time together as a chance to stop and look within and really explore who we are and what we want. Often in life years go by and we have not even figured out what path we want to be on. If we don't take the time to work through issues holding us back and/or intentionally focus on what our needs are, we can end up living a life that doesn't make us happy or fulfilled. It is a time to explore and navigate and work through barriers and fears together in a positive, caring, supportive space guiding you along the way.
For couples: The average time it takes for couples to come in for therapy is 6 years after the onset of problems. The longer we wait the longer it takes to repair it. I have seen first hand that when couples finally come in they wish they had done it sooner. Communication tools and a safe, supportive and facilitated environment to work through issues transforms relationships. Life feels so much better without so much conflict in our relationship. You can feel closer and things can be repaired if you both want it. I often hear that the communication skills learned in therapy even work for people in all aspects of their life-even at work! It's worth the investment to have these tools.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I feel honored to be a psychotherapist. I LOVE witnessing people's growth and watching them live better lives. It is an incredible experience. I see myself as a healer/teacher/guide/facilitator/supporter and using my intuitive, empathic abilities to help people live better is incredibly fulfilling. I see the change and know the impact and am grateful and honored to be a part of it.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), Anxiety, Gottman Relationship and Couples, Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered, Coming out support, Coming Out Later in life
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