I am so happy you have decided to think about talking to a counselor. It's a brave first step! Most people believe they have either have to be "crazy" or to wait until things are really bad to talk to someone. The reality is, no one is actually "crazy," people just have different challenges they face and handle in different ways. It's also never "too soon" to talk to a counselor-the sooner you talk with someone the less likely it will be that your difficult feelings or challenging experiences will get worse.
Just to clear the stereotypes, the goal of therapy isn't to "fix" anyone. Therapy is meant to help them think things through differently. If you are looking at my site, I'm guessing you are struggling with something and the reality is you may be coping the best you can but you DESERVE TO FEEL BETTER. I can't make everything in your life different but I can help you figure out better ways to interact within your life and the people who are in it. Think of counseling as a tool you can use to get through something that is hard and then go back to when you need a bit of a tune up in the future.
To introduce myself, my name is Julie Belmont. I am a social worker who is licensed in Massachusetts and Maine. I split my time between medical social work and adoption/infertility social work. I have extensive experience working with parents of chronically ill children as well as young adults coping with the challenges of chronic illness. For the past three years I have worked intensively with patients struggling with obesity including those considering bariatric surgery but also have a strong understanding of diabetes and epilepsy. I have also spent many years working within the entire circle of infertility and adoption including young adults considering placing a child of their own.
I take a holistic, eclectic approach to therapy including motivational interviewing and solution focused work. I have extensive training in mindfulness and try to incorporate alternative modalities into my work (basic talk therapy isn't the right fit for everyone!).
I look forward to working with you!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Stress, Anxiety , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Fertility Issues , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LICSW #115028 (Expires: 2022-10-07)
LCSW #LC16322 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Julie is great with my teen who wanted no part of this.
Julie has been a breath of fresh air for me on my mental health journey. She is kind, understanding and supportive. She offers practical solutions and helps to set realistic goals for what I’d like to accomplish. I appreciate that she tailors her therapy to match my style and has given me tools that work for me personally because she has gotten to know me well already.
Shes great. Really takes time to listen to ua