Julia Rafferty

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

Hello, it's nice to meet you. My name is Julia. My pronouns are she/her.

Therapy can be challenging, inspiring, tedious, and awesome. It's great to see you here at this point! Are you ready to get started?

I have a lot of experience working with teens and families, but I don't think I know everything about everything. I'm looking forward to learning about what you can teach me and what we can achieve for you as a team. Sometimes, it will be important to bring in your parent(s) so they know what's going on, and we can talk ahead of time for what that would look like.

When I'm working with you, you will experience that my approach tends to be warm, interactive, humorous, compassionate, curious, honest, invitational, and creative. I want to support you in feeling empowered and safe while in session. We will use time in session to practice new things before you try them in the "real world." I believe in using direct and honest communication, and that doing that is a two-way street. I'll hold you accountable for making changes, but will give flexibilty and support along the way. Change is hard, and doesn't happen overnight!

Outside of work my interests and focus includes weight lifting, social justice issues, laughing at memes and TikToks online, quality time with loved ones, and my cat, who may occasionally pop up in session.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #119912 (Expires: 2023-05-29)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Jun 21, 2021 after counseling with Julia for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've tried counseling with different people and I am confident that Julia is the best therapist I've ever had. teen counseling will find the right counselor for you.

Written by S.A. on Jun 20, 2021 after counseling with Julia for 4 months

We love Julia! She's been amazing with our daughter!