Julie McAllister

MA, LPC, NCC

Julie McAllister

MA, LPC, NCC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
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: Ask for your free 15 minute phone consultation

$175 intake, $160 per 50 minute session, $120 discounted fee for first responders, military and veterans.

Clients who meet me find me to be down to earth, authentic, and real. I've got your back and you'll feel that right from the start. I love what I do and I have a true passion for helping people heal.
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Evening Availability

Offices

1355 S. Higley Rd
Bldg 3, Ste 108
Gilbert, Arizona 85296

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My Approach to Helping

My first goal when we meet will be to help you to feel safe and comfortable because I believe that the best work happens once you feel that you can trust me to be on your side. Coming from a non-judgmental and authentic place, I will work with you to create a therapeutic relationship that feels honest and open. People describe me as warm and approachable, and you will see that from the moment we meet.

I am a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and I know that you have the capacity to heal and change your life! By reprocessing traumatic life experiences we are able to work through emotional conflicts and resolve unwanted behaviors. I will incorporate other therapeutic techniques as needed to support you in your healing and personal growth. I would love to help you to achieve your goals by helping you to recognize your own strengths and inner wisdom. Let's work together to help you become your best self! I can't wait to meet you!

More Info About My Practice

I am a co-founder of EMDR Transformations Counseling, a group practice where we follow best practices in the counseling profession, collaborating regularly to ensure we're offering proven and advanced clinical interventions, and sound judgement in working with our clients. We highly value lifelong learning and continued education! You can learn more about EMDR Transformations Counseling at our website, www.emdrtransformationscounseling.com.

Check out Phoenix Magazine's Best of the Valley issue for 2021! Our practice won for Best Mental Health Facility! https:phoenixmag.secondstreetapp.comog9beeecdc-bfde-41fd-8559-7c26eaa01dcegallery279482537

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

I specialize in helping people heal from traumatic experiences and attachment wounds. As a Certified EMDR Therapist I help people work through trauma and painful life experiences so they can live a life free from their past. I have advanced training in working with first responders. I also have extensive experience in working with LGBT community members and allies as well as those who are infected with or affected by HIVAIDS . I can help with healing from recent and past traumatic experiences, PTSD, anxiety, panic, depression and recovery from sexual, physical, and emotional abuse in addition to stress related illnesses. I am also interested in working with military veterans.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

When seeking a therapist I think it is important to know that the person you choose is highly skilled and seeks continuing educational opportunities and consultation on a regular basis. At EMDR Transformations Counseling we value consultation. We meet for clinical consultation on a weekly basis, and we support each other with mini-consultations as often as needed. Collectively we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and we know that our clients and we as clinicians can truly benefit when we consult regularly. Continued education allows us to deepen our understanding of concepts and techniques, and to learn new ways to help our clients heal and grow. We attend multiple trainings and conferences per year, often traveling throughout the country to learn from top industry experts. Here are some of the advanced trainings that I have attended.

* EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol
* Mindful Resonance with EMDR Therapy - Irene Siegel
* Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Working with the Body and Attachment - Deany Laliotis
* Dance of Attachment: An EMDR Relational Approach - Deany Laliotis
* Treating Early Attachment Wounds with Sensorimotor and EMDR Therapy - Lana Epstein
* Implicit Trauma Protocol Training - Katie O Shea
* Healing the Wounds of Attachment and Rebuilding Self - Deany Laliotis
* Structural Dissociation Training - Sara Jenkins
* Relational EMDR Therapy: Taking the Journey to the Next Level - Deany Laliotis
* Simplifying Complex PTSD: New Treatment Approaches and EMDR 2.0 - Ad de Johngh, Ph.D and Suzy Matthijssen, Ph.D
* Treating First Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy: Foundations for Effective EMDR Treatment - Dr. E.C. Hurley
* US Journal Conference on Trauma and Addiction - Bessel van der Kolk, Janina Fisher, Ph.D, Alan Downs, Ph.D
* EMDRIA ANNUAL CONFERENCES 2015, 2017, 2019

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in attachment work with individuals who have experienced traumas or those with dysfunctional, painful and stressful family backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with first responders and lesbian and gay populations. I also have additional training in treating post traumatic stress from recent traumatic events. EMDR is my primary treatment modality.

Industries & Communities Served

  • BIPOC
  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Religious Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

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