About Julie Conrad
WHO I WORK WITH
I particularly enjoy working with older teens and young adults who are navigating their way through the transition from being a dependent kid to launching into independent adulthood.
I also have a great passion for working with adult women who need help with empowerment, finding their voice and managing all the stressors and demands of work, family and relationships while learning to take care of themselves and feel good about who they are and where they are in life.
My clients come to me with a desire to:
learn how to manage their anxiety (including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder and Phobias)
work through times of depression
understand more about why they feel, think and act a certain way
improve their personal relationships
have a safe place to put their innermost thoughts and feelings and navigate some challenging moments in their life
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice helping people with a full range of mental health and life issues, including anxiety (such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder and Phobias), depression, relationships, parenting, life transitions, self-esteem and identity exploration. My practice is fully welcoming to all, trauma-informed and a non-judgmental, totally accepting place for anyone who wants help.
Being a therapist is my passion and purpose.
WHAT MY CLIENTS APPRECIATE ABOUT MY APPROACH TO THERAPY
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, and a whole lot of “just be yourself" for both of us.
I aim to demonstrate Unconditional Positive Regard with my clients so they feel accepted and respected. I believe they are the expert on themselves and I am there to help guide them towards healing.
All of my work has its basis in Evidence Based Practices, mostly rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and borrowing from many theories and therapeutic techniques such as Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention and Internal Family Systems. I tailor my approach to my client's needs.
SOME BACKGROUND ON ME
After spending time in Communications in my early years, I made the decision to change careers as I knew I was meant to dedicate my life to helping people. During the 25 years since earning my Master's Degree in Community Counseling I have served as a counselor in private practice, agency and hospital settings. Previously, I had also spent time in education, as an advocate for children and took some time away from the paid workforce in between to raise my own children.
Originally from New York, I live north of Atlanta and I'm a Mom to two boys - one teenager and one young adult - and I have a sweet lovable Golden Retriever, Grace and a kitty cat, Charlie, who often makes appearances during telehealth appointments! Some of my interests include playing the piano, writing, fitness, music and hiking the trails with my boys and my Gracie girl.