About Julie Conrad
For over 20 years, I have been dedicated to helping people in my role as a counselor, educator and advocate for children, treating kids, teens, parents and adults in private practice, agency, school and hospital settings. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice helping people with the full range of mental and emotional struggles, and with specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder and Phobias.
Originally from New York, I live north of Atlanta and I'm a Mom to two boys - one in middle school and one in high school – and I have a sweet lovable Golden Retriever, Grace. Some of my interests include playing the piano, writing, fitness, performing as an improvisational comedy actor, and hiking the trails with my boys and my Gracie girl. I combine my clinical knowledge and experience of anxiety treatment with my personal and family struggles with anxiety as well. One of my own children has faced a number of complex mental health and learning difficulties along the way, which affords me the ability to provide an extra level of empathy and compassion for struggling families, while helping them to advocate for their child’s unique needs.
I find that clients appreciate my relatable approach and often tell me that I “just get it on so many levels.” I connect with my clients using my energetic personality and infuse therapy with humor, authenticity, experiential learning, silliness and a whole lot of “just be yourself.” In the spirit of Carl Rogers, a beloved figure in the establishment of the Client-Centered Approach to counseling, I aim to demonstrate Unconditional Positive Regard with my clients so they feel accepted, respected and empowered. I tell my clients that I will meet them where they are, and in doing so I bring my true self to the room and use that “realness” to create trust and inspire clients, while walking by their side as they set out on their unique path to be the very best version of themselves they can be.