Julie Levin

LMFT

Warm, nurturing therapy online or outdoors - to help you develop amazing self-care and self-compassion skills.

Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasant Hill, CA

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

Whether you're dealing with anxiety or stress over COVID-19 or you have a long history of self-criticism and emotional self-neglect, learning to give yourself compassionate soothing and care is one of the gentlest and most effective ways to heal anxiety, depression and that feeling that you're never good enough. On the surface, what I do looks a bit like inner child work. But it's informed by attachment research and neuroscience. It changes your brain, so you become more secure from within.

My Background and Approach

I work with people who are over-achievers and over-givers. These are strategies we use to feel needed, to ensure a sense of belonging. But the price we pay for these behaviors is high. When our value is determined by winning the approval of others, it's always precarious - because people are moody and difficult. Imagine being able to focus inward, on what you feel and need, and making choices based on your own wellbeing. At first it might feel scary - possibly disappointing others. But over time, you might discover a deep sense of trust in yourself - no longer betraying yourself to avoid causing distress for someone else. You might come to really love the person who listens deeply to you and honors your feelings and needs. This is how I define self esteem - that experience of really loving yourself because you are always kind, understanding, forgiving and compassionate with yourself.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

It's really hard to be a human being. We are socialized to go against ourselves, to hide ourselves, to be hard on ourselves in order to belong to family and tribe. But until you really belong to yourself, you can't fully belong to anyone else. Parts of you will always be hidden or distorted. I would love to help you discover how to belong to yourself first, and them find people who love and accept you as you truly are.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 16 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $160 - 220/session

Info

9253356441 Email Julie
395 Taylor Blvd
Ste 115
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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