Julia Clowney


Julia Clowney


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MN LICSW - 18728
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • PreferredOne
Fees: 60 minute sessions are $175 (CPT code 90837)
45 minute sessions are $130 (CPT code 90834)

I am in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Preferred One. I am considered 'out of network' with all other insurances.
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Evening Availability


475 N. Cleveland Ave
Suite 301
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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My Approach to Helping

Julia's approach to psychotherapy has evolved and grown over her twenty years of practice. Julia trained in clinical social work, also known as psychotherapy. With that as a solid foundation, she has incorporated many supporting techniques, methods, theories and mindsets - each informed by her own personal experiences with healing, suffering, searching and deep exploration.

Four of the most important techniques that Julia weaves together in her approach are Hakomi mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis and clinical intuition and a trauma treatment called Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

In your sessions, you will find these techniques seamlessly integrated. The combination allows clients to explore what is surfacing for them in the moment, and to dive deeply into whatever issues are most important. The goal is a safe and productive haven for insight into grief, loss and confusion, and a setting that allows you to use your own intuition to break through old patterns. Some of these breakthroughs are small and helpful; others are life changing.

Julia supports her clients into states of mindfulness and calm. Mindfulness allows you to explore somatic (bodymind) experiences, and, in combination with a therapeutic trance state (that moves brain functioning from fight or flight to a calmer, more thoughtful, problem solving area of the brain, you can experience not only a deep knowing but also deep healing.

Therapy that welcomes intuitive realization can also realize ideas and directions that the client has been unaware of consciously, but recognizes immediately when encountered. Clinical intuition is just another way of talking about neurological connections. The method pays special attention to the perceptions and relationships that occur to you during conversation.

My Role as a Therapist

The best therapy is done when a client shows up knowing that there is work to do and is ready to do it. The issue is they are not quite sure what the work is. That's where I come in. I am a partner in discovering what are the core sources of your suffering, whether it be depression, anxiety, bad relationship patterns, etc. Together we explore your experiences from the past - but, honestly - mostly right now. What's holding you back? What thoughts, behaviors, people, beliefs keep you where you are instead of on the path to where you want to be?

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

The decision to care for yourself and find help in the areas of suffering is the single bravest thing we do for ourselves. Sometimes that help can come in the form of a friend, family member or a significant other. Sometimes it can't. Those people know you and love and they see you through their eyes. I can help you see yourself clearly through your own eyes. When you can do that, you can make real and meaningful changes in your life.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Gifted, intense & sensitive

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Self-Actualization

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models

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