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.