I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed in Florida, Texas, Iowa and Wisconsin, who has worked in outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential and inpatient settings, in mental health, addiction and eating disorder fields. My approach in therapy integrates holistic, expressive, developmental attachment theory and traditional evidence-based approaches. I have had a broad experience working with children, teens, emergent adults, as well as parents and families. Prior to graduate school, I worked in the art field and continues to integrate expressive arts into her practice with clients. I received my Master of Clinical Social Work degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2014. During graduate school and since graduation, my focus has been on trauma resolution. Julia was initially trained in trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy and now in Rapid Resolution therapy, which is an approach that achieves memory reconsolidation, without re-traumatization in as few as 1-2 sessions. I was trained in Rapid Resolution therapy in 2017 and have used the techniques with clients in a variety of settings. Although I enjoy working with clients on a variety of issues, my specialization is in eating disorders, mood and trauma-related disorders with 3+ years experience working in higher levels of care in the eating disorder field. I am passionate about helping my clients find body liberation, food freedom and recovery from eating disorders. Follow: IG @juliathompsontherapy
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
After the initial assessment, while getting to know each other, you will find you are experiencing increased awareness and insight. You will be learning skills and other techniques to continue the progress you are making in and outside of sessions. With Rapid Resolution Therapy sessions are typically longer, but lighter and effortless. Clients often come for 1-3 RRT sessions or sometimes integrate RRT throughout therapeutic work.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
Some of the modalities I use in sessions are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family systems and Cognitive therapies as well as alternatives to traditional talk therapies such as hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming. Additionally, I love to include expressive techniques during sessions if a client is interested in integrating music and/or art into our therapeutic work together.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My biggest strengths are my abilities to be both direct and warm and caring in challenging moments. A therapeutic relationship is a valuable experience that can help us in our relationships outside of therapy. Understanding issues from an attachment or developmental perspective is also a strength of mine, which I share with clients so that they might have greater understanding and self-compassion. Please contact me to set up an free initial consultation if you would like firstname.lastname@example.org Follow: IG @juliathompsontherapy