Julie Kraft

LMFT

Julie Kraft

LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 51864
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

Fees: Free phone consultation. $160 per session, with the option of a reduced fee as low as $95 for those who require it. Feel free to ask me about a reduction in fees as needed.
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

275 Rose Avenue
suite 212
Pleasanton, California 94566

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that a warm, trusting relationship with a therapist can change a person's life. Therapy should be a safe place to explore your struggles, hopes, fears... anything that you want to discuss with a compassionate and knowing professional who cares. I consider it an honor to hear your stories and work together with you to find solutions, strength, and healing.
I have been working in the field for over ten years. I am the co-author of two books and was adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego for five years before relocating to Pleasanton. But the thing I am known best for is listening. I have been called “the best listener” my whole life, and as a therapist I have learned to listen between the lines, helping you find connections and meaning among the stress and challenges of your life. Depending on your wants and needs, I also provide feedback and suggestions, including at-home exercises that will help you to meet your goals. We are in this together and together we will help you to feel and live the way that you deserve!

More Info About My Practice

I am happy to offer a sliding scale based on your ability to pay. Weekend appointments are available. Please feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment or to ask any questions!
I also offer an 8 week class for Emotional Eating several times per year. Please be in touch to ask about my next round of classes.

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

I am very experienced with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress management, improving self-esteem, recovery from addiction or substance abuse, overeating, and healing from childhood trauma. I enjoy helping parents to parent the way they want to, and partners to have more joy in their relationships. My individual clients are often working on changing old patterns that have left them feeling stuck. I love being a facilitator of that change, and watching the incredible growth that I see in my clients!

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The most important aspect of therapy is the connection between you and your therapist. You must feel comfortable and safe enough to be open with the therapist or counselor you work with. I pride myself on providing a warm, accepting, and non-judgmental presence for my clients. Take the step to reach out to me and see if I feel like the right fit!

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am very experienced with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress management, improving self-esteem, recovery from addiction or substance abuse, overeating, and healing from childhood trauma. I enjoy helping parents to parent the way they want to, and partners to have more joy in their relationships. My individual clients are often working on changing old patterns that have left them feeling stuck. I love being a facilitator of that change, and watching the incredible growth that I see in my clients!

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
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