Julie Perez, LCSW

Julie Perez, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 778
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 00903
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2605 Denali Street
Suite 203
Anchorage, Alaska 99503 - United States
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My approach to therapy comes from the belief that within all of us is an inner wisdom, that when accessed will guide us to new insights, answers and relief from our struggles. By nature, all people have the capacity to solve problems for themselves by listening to their own hearts. The problem is we often have little access to this innate wisdom because we are socialized to look outward for answers and fulfillment and do not learn to trust ourselves. As well, no one goes through life without ever being hurt or wounded in some way or another, which leads to the development of inner defenses or protectors that get in the way of our ability to tap into this inner resource. My job as a therapist is to help people acccess the wisdom within them that will bring about healthier decisions and answers that will lead to relief and healing. This idea that we all have the capacity to find answers for ourselves in order to change, grow and be healthy, functioning individuals is central to many models of therapy. Carl Jung, one of the prominent psychotherapists of the early 1900s, often used the phrase "the wisdom of the unconscious" to express this view. In Transactional Analysis, a form of therapy developed by Eric Berne, it is believed that we are all essentially "ok," with intrinsic value and worth, capable of being healthy. Psychotherapist and author, Scott Peck, M.D., who wrote the book, "The Road Less Traveled" in the late 1970s wrote that, "we must say concerning the unconscious that there is a part of us that is wiser than we are." This idea of a wise part of ourselves is again found in the work of Richard Schwartz, who developed the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy in the early 1980s. Schwartz learned through work with his clients that there were universal qualities - calm, clarity, confidence, courage, competence and curiosity - all people seemed to possess when in a state of mind his clients often called their "Self." Through continued work and observation with clients, he developed a way to help people access this place of "Self" where understanding and answers reside and relief and healing can follow. IFS is the mode of therapy I predominantly use, although my training and experience is also strongly influenced by Solution Focused Therapy, Rogerian Therapy and various Cognitive-Behavioral therapies, that I incorporate as needed.

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More Info About My Practice

When working with children, I also incorporate the modalities of art, play and Filial Therapy, a form of therapy in which parents are taught to be the "play therapist" for their own children.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Home-Based Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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