Julie James has over 25 years of clinical experience and expertise working with adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of presenting problems. Julie has provided treatment to clients in residential care, community mental health, outpatient crisis intervention, and- since 1999-private practice. Julie’s professional expertise includes anxiety, depression, suicidal risk assessment, grief, loss, and developmental life transitions. For several years, Julie was part of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing individual and family therapy to young women with eating disorders. Julie also works with athletes experiencing challenges with performance and the emotional and physical impacts of sports injuries.
Julie James’s clinical approach is strength based and relational. To effectively facilitate meaningful and lasting change, Julie prioritizes understanding each individual’s strengths, character, as well as their challenges. Her approach involves identification of clear goals, development of insight, and recognition of barriers to effective growth and change. Her practice is informed by established research that emphasizes effective treatment strategies.
Julie believes that her expertise and experience combined with a client’s life experience and self agency create a collaborative foundation to the therapy relationship. Identifying the desired change and the effective strategies to change is the responsibility of both the client and the therapist.
Understanding the importance of a good client-therapist connection, Julie meets with potential clients 3 times, so that the client can become familiar with her style, gain a better understanding of the therapeutic process and identify desired goals of therapy. Julie then provides her perspective and treatment recommendations and together they determine if there is a good fit between them.
$135 per 50-minute session, $200 initial diagnostic assessment sessions can be as long as 80 minutes
Insurance is not accepted as direct payment for treatment, however many patients do receive "out-of-network" benefits covering a portion of the cost of therapy. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
Cash or check and credit cards are accepted for payment.
We request 48 hours notice to either cancel or reschedule appointments. If you miss an appointment you have scheduled without such notice you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.