My guess is that in some way, you play a support role for other people in your life. Maybe you’re a therapist, healthcare professional, teacher, mother, or the go-to friend for anyone in need. You’re likely a strong woman, though you may not always recognize your strength. Maybe you struggle with a harsh self-critic, past experiences that haven’t been fully integrated, or changes that feel daunting and uncertain. You’re good at putting others’ needs first and doing what needs to be done. Asking for help, setting boundaries, taking up space, and giving yourself room to grieve may be harder. If this sounds familiar, how wonderful it is that you’re seeking support for yourself now.
I’ve been helping women through anxiety, grief and loss, compassion fatigue/burnout, motherhood and end-of-life transitions, and all kinds of other life changes for over twenty years. I take more of a spiritual counseling approach to psychotherapy, so most people who come to me are looking for something a little different. Depending on your needs, in addition to talking and listening, I sometimes incorporate hypnosis, somatic release, writing, movement, guided meditation, mind-body practice, and/or traditional shamanic healing tools. (If you’d like more details, you can click here to learn more about me and my approach.) 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.
LOCATION: I work out of a private meditation and counseling studio in south Austin (78745, near Manchaca and Ben White). Remote phone or video sessions are available during the pandemic and beyond. Listen to my perspective on telehealth here:
FEES: $165/hour or $240/hour and a half. I take cash, check, and credit or debit cards (credit/debit only for telehealth). If you have out-of-network insurance coverage, I am happy to provide a monthly statement that you can submit for reimbursement.
My individual client time is sacred to me, and I purposefully schedule no more than 10-12 individual sessions a week, spacing them out with half-hour breaks in between so I can show up fully replenished for each person. 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, please do set up an inquiry call.
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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.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT HYPNOSIS
People often have questions about hypnosis, and every hypnotherapist works a little differently. In my view, hypnosis is a beautiful tool for releasing old, stuck patterns and coming into greater balance, ease, and well-being. It’s a natural, gentle way to access a relaxed, open mind where the seeds of change can really take root. Women come to me for hypnotherapy for help with:
- Pregnancy symptoms and/or childbirth preparation
- Parenting stress
- Moving on from an old relationship
- A relentless inner critic
- Career changes
- Stress-related health issues
- Facing the loss of a loved one
- General stress management
Hypnosis is safe and effective. It opens the way for change at a deeper level, so that what we talk about becomes embodied. I sometimes use hypnosis with clients on an as-needed basis in an ongoing counseling relationship. Other times, people come to me specifically for hypnotherapy, and we work for a set number of sessions. If you’d like to learn more about my practice of hypnotherapy, you can check out this blog article or read more about my background here. I don’t use hypnosis with every client, and I only use it if/when someone is comfortable and feels good about working together in this way. If you have any specific questions, please do ask anytime.