Nancy Juila, LCPC - Therapist at Grow Therapy

Nancy Juila

Nancy Juila

(she/her)

LCPC
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual

Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, where I was initially licensed. I have also been licensed in 9 other states (AZ, CO, IA, ID, NE, NV, VA, UT, WI). I have been actively working as a mental health therapist for 15 years. I have been helping adults with anger issues, adults who want to gain coping skills and strategies, discussing different perspectives and insights toward self, relationships with others, and their situations. I have been working with adults with existential crises, issues with motivation, low self-confidence, and communication challenges effectively. Additionally, I like working with older adults and adults who are going through phase of life changes. ***Due to my externship hours, my availability is extremely limited. If you feel that I could be a good fit for you but scheduling was a problem, please reach out to me; we can explore options. I apologize for the inconvenience.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In my therapy sessions, I focus on establishing a therapeutic working relationship first and it is the most important step; it starts when you and I meet for the first time for the intake interview. I try to understand your lived experiences and perspective and would like to identify what you want to accomplish in therapy (by talking to a therapist). I also focus on having authentic experiences in each therapy session; I believe that we are sharing the therapy time together. We get through whatever you bring in therapy together and I talk about it. I encourage you to be in touch with your feelings and thoughts in order to manage your behavior. I will ask you what you would like to focus on at the end of each session, and I would like to follow up on it in the next appointment.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I have worked in many different settings and helping diverse clients in different states in my 14 year career. I have worked with clients at outpatient programs, inpatient programs, including correctional facilities, working with multidisciplinary staff (medical staff, facility staff, administrative staff), assisting law enforcement as a crisis volunteer/victims advocate, crisis on all, risk assessment clinician, refugees, children to adults, both men and women. I have worked with people who have the military background closely, and enjoyed working with them as my clients. With that said, I can offer a therapeutic environment where clients can feel comfortable discussing challenging issues. I am also good at pointing out different perspectives and objective views and providing a clearer picture of what you are experiencing in your environment and past if it is appropriate. I often integrate such information with your treatment goals and your strengths.

About Nancy Juila

Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

I help clients with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ACT, CBT, DBT). What I feel most comfortable utilizing is the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach (ACT), focusing on here and now, mindfulness, examining value system of clients, acceptance, and committed actions (and others; we can discuss in therapy session if you are interested!)

Existential

The foundation of my therapy approach is existential psychotherapy concepts. I explore clients’ worldviews to find meanings and purpose and gain new insights. I focus on the interpersonal functions and therapeutic relationship, choices, responsibilities, and self-awareness.

Psychoeducation

I believe that treating our mental health related issues needs to be looked at in a bigger picture. In other words, we cannot treat and improve our mental health conditions and behaviors without considering other aspects of ourselves, such as physiological issues, medications, lifestyle, eating habits, and most importantly, brain functions and health. I am open to communicating with clients' PCPs or psychiatrists, or other healthcare providers clients may have regarding clients' conditions. I discuss clients' health from an integrated perspective and would like to communicate with clients' providers with clients' permission.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

If clients have a limit in therapy sessions or prefer to having a short but productive therapy encounters, I will see if it is something appropriate for your needs first, but I have experienced in utilizing solution focused brief therapy; we work together to make it happen.