Julia McGrath (she/her)


Hi, I’m Julia. I help people struggling with anxiety and self-criticism develop a kind a compassionate relationship with themselves.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

You're extra hard on yourself even though you're struggling with anxiety. You may seem okay to others when you truly feel burnt out and overwhelmed. Working collaboratively, we can help you build a healthy and kind relationship with yourself and others. Clients coming to me seek a stable foundation for a meaningful, satisfying and well balanced life. They are interested in developing self-compassion and resources to help support them through all of life's challenges.

My Background and Approach

I’ll support you through your process by deepening understanding of social context, trauma reactions, your family, relationships, values and emotions. During our work, you’ll learn about yourself, your needs, and how to honor them through any obstacles that come up. You’ll be more equipped to experience life fully with a sense of kindness, balance and ease. I developed my approach based on my personal perspective and training as a relational therapist. I am trained through a social-justice informed lens, and incorporate unlearning and naming the influence of oppressive systems in the therapy process. I specifically use the science of self-compassion to help client's build the inner resources to overcome the pull of anxiety and live meaningful lives.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone can take steps towards growth and greater fulfillment. I view suffering as a universal human experience. Needing support for your mental health makes you human. I believe that societal oppression has a huge impact. I believe that the systems around us are broken, not you. I care deeply for others and am a big fan of knowing your boundaries. I believe that you can wish something never happened and also learn from it. I believe that our identities shape us, and we can also choose how they will shape us in the future. I believe you and your experience. I believe that therapy is political. If you want to talk more, please feel welcome to reach out.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 130/session


Email Julia
1500 Chestnut St. #1306
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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