“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.” -Brene Brown
We are all on a journey. A journey of self-exploration and acceptance. One where we face highs and lows, but one we don’t have to face alone. We have the power to dig deep and own our own stories. I am here to help guide you through the process with an open heart, open mind, and provide the tools that will aid you along the way. Providing a safe space for us to explore any and all challenging feelings, emotions, and traumas together.
In counseling sessions, we will work together to establish and nourish a therapeutic relationship that includes mutual understanding and respect. We will work as partners in the process of self-exploration and acceptance. Sessions will aid the development of personalized goals and tools to utilize throughout the therapeutic process and beyond.
My approach is best described as holistic and integrative. Using techniques from Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Somatic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Gestalt, and Attachment Theory. This approach allows me to tailor treatment to each client’s personal journey.
I am a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Marymount University located in Arlington, VA. I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, go Blue Hens! I spent six years working in the Hospitality Industry prior to changing careers to pursue my passion of helping others with their stories and mental health issues.
I have experienced my own struggles with depression, anxiety, and generational trauma, which can make self-exploration and acceptance very difficult. Working through these struggles in counseling, I have learned first-hand the hardships that mental health issues and trauma can bring as well as the benefits that counseling can provide.
Areas of focus:
- Individuals & Couples
- Generational trauma
- Attachment Styles
- Body Image
Juliana works under the supervision of Isabel Kirk, LPC.