Last edited 02/24/2023
Julie Stephens LMHC
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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?
I am not going to tell you whether you are right or wrong. There is no judgement. My job is to help you evaluate yourself. I ask questions to make you think. I provide another perspective when you are feeling stuck. You are in charge.
In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?
I learned a lot about myself in grad school. Not all of it was good. I learned about how my life was affected by the people in it, especially as a child, and how my family played a huge role in everything that lead up to right where I was. I was angry. I had to figure out how to address the feelings that I felt. It was not easy. Once you are aware, that is it, you are aware. It does not go away. You have to find closure. If not with other's then definitely within yourself. Once I realized that I was a product of circumstances, I was able to redefine myself. I was able to make choices based on the new knowledge I had. Better choices. It was life changing.
How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?
Typically, client's come in with a particular goal in mind. I ask clarifying questions about the goal, which usually leads to an even more important goal to work towards. Once the goal is established, I am the coach as well as the cheerleader. Can you change a goal? Absolutely! It is ok to change your mind. That is one belief that I am a stickler on; you can change your mind. I know there is something to be said for sticking to your word and pushing through the hard stuff; there is also something to be said to put your own emotional health and well being before some strong held principles you may hold yourself to that really are preventing you from feeling complete.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Divorce & separation
|Marriage & Couples Counseling||$160|
Types of Therapy
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Training / Certifications
Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Washington, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LH61025495
Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling, City University of Seattle
I primarily work in community mental health. I currently specialize in complex post traumatic stress disorder. I work with the forensics population and find it incredibly challenging and rewarding at the same time. In other areas of counseling, I provide individual therapy services as well as couples counseling. I enjoy hearing stories of "What Happened", and then evaluating those stories to assist people in unfolding the truth(s), perspective(s), and beliefs that make them feel they are not quite where they want, or need to be. A problem, is not a problem, until it is a problem. There are typically solutions, occasionally there are not solutions. In the times that there are no reasons; then I validate that with you and help you with adjusting to the uncomfortable feelings that have to be worked through, to be a better version of you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Julie Stephens, LMHC
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Julie Stephens, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Julie Stephens accepting new clients?
Yes, Julie Stephens is accepting new clients.
Does Julie Stephens accept insurance?
No, Julie Stephens does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Julie Stephens offer?
Julie Stephens offers therapy for couples and individuals.
Does Julie Stephens offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Washington can book Julie Stephens for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Julie Stephens offer online therapy?
Yes, Julie Stephens offers online therapy to people in Washington.
How quickly can I see Julie Stephens?
Julie Stephens typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Julie Stephens speak?
Julie Stephens conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Julie Stephens online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Julie Stephens online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.