Jonathan Julian (they/them)

MA Counseling Psychology (Expressive Arts Therapy), AMFT

I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, based in self- and community-empowerment through social justice.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Supervised by Lucy Collier, MFC37260

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

LGBTQIA+ Identified Individuals & Relationships; Queer & Trans* Children & Youth; Artists; Healers; Activists/Organizers; Love, Consent, Boundaries & Relationships; Sexuality; Kink; Spirituality; Gender Identity Development; Interracial Relationships; Polyamorous & Open Relationships; Survivors of Sexual Abuse; Historical & Intergenerational Trauma; Intimate Partner Violence; PTSD; Anxiety and Depression; Systemic and Institutional Oppression; Grief and Loss; White Ethnic Identity & Ancestry

My Background and Approach

I received my MA in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I identify as queer, non-binary, femme boi, same gender loving, White-European, Scots-Irish descended, Midwestern raised, spiritual/ancestral, a food lover, artist, singer, yogi, trauma survivor & community activist/organizer. I orient my work through a combination of frameworks including Expressive Arts Therapy, Liberation Psychology, Queer Black feminism, Queer, Trans* & Gender affirmative psychology, community-based, Narrative Therapy , Person-centered, Intersectionality, Transformative/Restorative Justice, Trauma-conscious/informed, Healing-centered, Relational-Cultural Therapy, Culture-curious, Critical Race Theory, Somatic Awareness, Harm Reduction, Guided Visualization and Mindfulness.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” - Lilla Watson, Indigenous Australian artist, activist :: As a queer, non-binary person, I recognize that my liberation is bound up in the liberation of all oppressed people. As an artist, I seek to use my mediums to process my personal growth and create social change. As a white ethnic person, I recognize that I have work to do to ensure this reality. I am deeply involved in queer community and justice work in the East Bay through the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective, Oakland LGBTQ+ Center and networks of queer and trans* healers, health and body workers. I am also involved in restorative justice and anti-racism work through the Center for Understanding in Conflict and school-based therapeutic work. My personal mindfulness and arts practices include singing, visual art, cooking, journaling and yoga.

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Rate: $90 - 150/session


510-239-3589 Email Jonathan
3207 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

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