My guess is that in some way, you play a support role for other people in your life. Maybe you’re a therapist, social worker, healthcare professional, teacher, healer, mother, or the go-to friend for anyone in need. You’re likely a strong, heart-centered woman, though you may not always recognize your strength or feel your heart. Maybe you struggle with a harsh self-critic, past experiences that haven’t been fully integrated, or life changes that feel daunting and uncertain. You’re good at putting others’ needs first and doing what needs to be done. Feeling good enough, setting boundaries, taking up space, and giving yourself room to grieve may be harder. If this sounds familiar, it’s wonderful you’re seeking support for yourself too.
The women I work with face various challenges, including:
- Grief and loss of all kinds
- Compassion fatigue and burnout
- High sensitivity and empathic overload
- Impostor syndrome
- End-of-life transitions
- All kinds of personal, relationship, career, health, hormonal, and other life changes
I take a spiritual counseling and experiential self-healing approach to psychotherapy, so most people who come to me are looking for something a little different. Here are some questions I’m often asked:
What’s it like to work with you?
In addition to holding space for you to tell your story and speak what needs to be spoken out loud, depending on your needs and preferences, we may also incorporate experiential practice as needed. This could include guided meditation, somatic release, parts work, writing/art/intuitive movement, mind-body practice, personal ritual, or traditional healing tools. Generally, we begin with a centering, make room for talk as well as practice, and end with an integration so you feel clear about next steps. You can read some impressions by prior clients at the bottom of this page to hear more. Most important to me is that our work together gives you a sense of your own power to heal yourself. I am not here to fix anyone, but I am here to see your light when you may have trouble finding it.
How often do you meet with people?
I offer weekly, biweekly, monthly, and/or “as-needed” sessions. When a frequent touchpoint is desired, weekly connection is helpful, especially for those struggling with current life changes, a recent loss, or low level but chronic anxiety. Weekly or every two weeks is also sometimes best for helping professionals and caregivers who could use a consistently held space for themselves. Meeting every two weeks, once a month, or on an as-needed basis is ideal for when you feel generally balanced on a day-to-day level but are looking to embody new personal growth changes; it helps to have time in between sessions to fully integrate our work together and practice what comes out of it. In addition to 60 minute appointments, I also offer 90 minute sessions for those coming less frequently who prefer more time for deep process. At the initial phone call, we discuss in detail what you’re looking for and what kind of frequency and session length would make the most sense.
Where/how do we meet?
I offer telehealth phone and/or video sessions to Texas residents. For video sessions, you can be in any private space that works for you (I’ll be in a meditation and healing studio in south Austin, TX). If/when we work by phone, you can be in your space and/or we can do walk & talk sessions as weather permits. Here’s more on my perspective on online therapeutic work.
What are your fees?
Weekly, Every Other Week, or Monthly Sessions: $200 for 60 minutes
Monthly or Scheduled As-Needed Sessions: $290 for 90 minutes
I take credit and debit cards, including HSA cards.
I’d like to explore further. What’s the next step?
My individual client time is sacred to me. I purposefully keep my counseling practice small (about 10 sessions a week) with ample breaks, so I can show up truly replenished for each person I meet. I also take great care to make sure we are a good fit before we begin, and if I am not the best therapist for you, I will refer you to one of my many wonderful colleagues. If you think we might resonate well, you are invited to schedule a free inquiry call.
“Julia is doing something really special here. I’ve worked with a lot of therapists, and they’ve all had their gifts, but this is the first time someone has held the right space for me to find my own gifts and believe in myself.”
“Since working with Julia, I’ve had situations that before would have felt really triggering, and now I am not so reactive. Situations are either resolving themselves, or I am able to move through them calmly. I am better at setting boundaries where I need to, and I’m caring for myself in a kinder way. She is a beautifully skilled practitioner!”
“I can’t even begin to tell you how helpful Julia was. She helped me get clarity on the direction I want to go in and to trust that path even when it gets hard. I feel immensely better about myself and my life in general.“
“I feel like I belong to myself now. I am so grateful for our work together.”