Julia James LMHC, in Northborough, Massachusetts, 01532

Julia James


Julia James


Professions: Addictions Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - 7534
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • United Health Care
Fees: Private pay fee for intake is $125, and $100 per individual session.
Free Initial Consultation
Accepting New Clients
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Fox Meadow Executive Center
300 W. Main Street, Building B
Northborough, Massachusetts 01532

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My Approach to Helping

Every individual who comes to my practice has their own unique story and situation, and it is my job to listen and understand where they are coming from. My approach to helping people is to meet them where they are, and help them identify their own goals and determine what the best path is for them to take.

When you come to my office, we will work together as a team to resolve the issues that may be getting in the way of you living a joyous and productive life. I believe in the theory of "unconditional, positive, regard" and that the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of psychotherapy. Once that is established, anything is possible!

More Info About My Practice

The majority of my experience has been working with individuals and families struggling with addiction and substance abuse. Helping families understand substance abuse and working with them to heal the wounds of addiction is a fierce passion of mine.

But I also enjoy working with couples and helping them find ways to reconnect and learn better communication skills to enhance their relationships. So much can be resolved between couples when they sit with an objective observer whose only agenda is to help them find each other again.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Providing individual, couples and family counseling.

Treatment specialization includes:

*Substance Abuse Counseling
*Addiction and Recovery
*Depression, Anxiety, Dual Diagnosis
*Couples Counseling
*Family Counseling
*Parenting Support
*Stress Management

Although my life's work has been focused on helping people with their substance abuse issues, I do work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy offers a number of benefits. Therapists offer support, coping strategies, and problem-soling skills for managing issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, unresolved childhood concerns, grief, stress, creative blocks, and body image issues. Many people find that therapists are a tremendous asset for supporting relationships, personal growth, marriage concerns, everyday challenges, and personal growth. Therapists offer new perspective on old problems, helping you uncover a solution. The benefits therapy offers depend how you use therapy and implement the skills you learn. Some of the benefits of therapy include:

* Changing old behaviors and replacing them with new ones.
* Attaining a deeper understanding of yourself, your values, and your goals.
* Learning about substance abuse and mental health issues.
* Developing coping skills for managing emotional challenges.
* Resolving the issues that brought you to therapy.
* Coping better with anxiety and stress.
* Managing grief, depression, anger, and other emotional challenges.
* Discovering new solutions to problems.
* Boosting self-confidence.
* Improving self-esteem.

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals and families struggling with substance abuse issues, couples with relationship issues, mothers and fathers with parenting concerns, people living with anxiety and/or depression, people who want to learn about stress reduction, mindfulness and meditation.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Parenting
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
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