Julie McLeary

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Availability

In Pacific Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My approach to therapy is very individualized to the person that I am working with. I like to learn what works and does not work for you. Each of us have different learning styles and personalities, so I do not have a set regiment for therapy. I like to say that I do have a bunch of tools that can help but it always depends on what tools you are needing at the time.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Therapy is not for the weak and broken, it is for the strong... those who are desiring change and want to find ways to improve their life. Also, therapy is no a forever thing! We are not meant to stay in therapy for ever. Therapy is a way to gain skills and become more self-aware. Additionally, even if one has had therapy in the past and are considering to start up with therapy again, it's not because the first round of therapy failed. It is because you have grown and now you may need to learn some more skills because your ready to work on another aspect of your life.

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session is reviewing the intake information that you have already completed in the intake packet and set mutual expectations. Then we will complete the mental health assessment, which includes me asking a bunch of questions and learning about what your needs and desires for change are. This session will typically take between 1.5 to 2 hrs. After this session, therapy sessions will typically be a once a week , with the therapy session lasting for approximately 50 min.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$230

First Session

$130

Family Therapy

$130

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Bibliotherapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Narrative Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Licensure

NV, LCSW, 9282-C

Education

Diploma in Early Childhood Education- Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, BC Canada

Bachelors of Science- Psychology- University of Phoenix, Las Vegas NV

Masters of Social Work- Simmons University, Boston, MA

Work History

I have started out my career working with children of all ages in a variety of settings, including preschool, early head start, therapeutic group home, mental health treatment centers, day treatment, and outpatient therapy. I have also expanded my practice to work with individuals of all ages. I have developed skills and knowledge in the area of trauma and emotional regulation. I use a variety of interventions to assist individuals to not remain stuck but start to move toward the goals and dreams that they desire their life to be.

Location

170 S Green Valley Pkwy, Suite 300, Henderson, 89012, NV