No academic class can ever really prepare you for life after school, marriage, or being a new young mom. Anxiety strikes when you think about finding and keeping a job, paying rent or a mortgage and bills, maintaining relationships and family, and juggling all of your new responsibilities just to name a few.
Sometimes a little outside help is just what we need. You want to make a lasting impact on your family, friends, and the rest of your world, but you have no idea where to start. As a woman in her 20s-and-30s, you have unique challenges.
Together in therapy we can work to:
- Gain skills and confidence in your work, friendships, and romantic relationships
- Learn how to handle uncomfortable conversations with people that matter to you
- Prevent being paralyzed by the possibilities of what to do next in life
- Learn how to lead your own life well
- Reduce your anxiety and increase your competence about your future
- Find mentors who will be steady through your storms
- Discover what you’re really good at and use it to make an impact in the world
- What else would you like to change about your life…?
Together we can figure out what might be getting in the way of you having the life that you long for but cannot currently achieve. Learn what might be driving your behaviors and relational choices. See progress in being a healthy adult who makes a difference. Become someone who is proactive with their life and someone people admire, look to for advice, and want to emulate.
Here is a sample of the topics that I talk about with my clients:
- Grieving a loss or change
- Struggling with being single or single again
- Feeling depressed
- Struggles in your marriage
- Career changes or finding a new fit
- Life adjustments
- Body struggles
- Difficulty with food or exercise
- Family struggles
- Chronic illness
- Problems with a boss or co-worker
- Difficulty with the in-laws
- Parenting struggles
- Sucky self-image
- Social Anxiety
- Putting yourself out there in the dating scene
- Being real and authentic
- Shame & vulnerability
- Spiritual problems
- Identity as a new mom
- Parenting comparisons
- Finding inner peace
- Trouble with female friendships
- Feeling the need to control people and situations
- Anger & frustration
I am grateful to have been counseled by Julie, as she has helped me manage and overcome my social anxiety which I have had since I was 15 (I am now 30). She has provided me the techniques necessary to overcome social “obstacles” I didn’t think I could have ever overcome.” — Client
If during your first session, we realize that we are not a fit or that your struggles are beyond my scope of expertise, I will help you find another counselor or life coach who is a better fit.
More often than not, the main factor in your growth and success is the relationship connection that you have with your therapist. Therapists and clients will not mesh every single time, but I do love my job and find most clients a joy to work with, especially when they are eager to grow.
Share your story, overcome obstacles, direct your drive, and create concrete change.
Let’s get together so that you can share the good, the bad, and the ugly of your story. We edit our stories all day long to our friends, family, and co-workers. I desire for my office to be an ‘edit-free’ zone. After you share your story, we’ll look at what your new story can look like, and how to make your new story come alive in your everyday life.
I tell people that both counseling and life coaching are a very active process that takes a lot of work and energy, both inside and outside of the sessions. Make sure that you have the mental space right now to be able to dive in. Now may or may not be the right time.