Every day I talk with people who tell me they have been wanting to come to therapy for months (or even YEARS!) and they just kept putting it off! There is never enough time, never enough of a reason why, and they want to be able to figure things out on their own.
I understand that desire. Really- I do. But you should not have to do it alone! You don't get a gold star in life for doing it without help. Avoiding your healing only means wasting time not living free- Not living life being the person you know you were created to be!
It's normal to be nervous about starting therapy!
A message from Julie
Therapy is for Everyone
The average client I work with is successful, resilient, and extremely brave, although they usually don't see themselves that way on Day One. They would probably use words more like overwhelmed, stretched too thin, and anxious to the point of barely functioning. These are women and men just like you, reaching out because they know there has to be more to life than what they are getting, and they are tired of being stuck in the cycle of no change.
Whether you are noticing your motivation and energy at an all time low, or your anxiety and negative self-talk at an all time high, therapy can help!
Working with a therapist can help!
If any of this resonates with you, then you have come to the right place! I can help.
I want you to know that I SEE YOU, I hear you, and there is hope for change. I know what it takes to break this toxic cycle that is smothering your ability to be happy and truly love yourself. Therapy is the place to find yourself and discover that you are worth so much more. This isn’t all life has to offer, and deep down you know that.
I work with women and men to shed those expectations that are so unfulfilling. Together, we release painful things from the past that have told you who you are, and we re-write your story so that you are in control of your future. Building confidence, a new sense of love for yourself, and undoubtedly knowing your worth. You deserve this.
"Therapy, to me, is the ultimate self-care. Mani-pedis are nice, but they don't last. Therapy offers you the chance to change the trajectory of your entire future."
-Julie Hilton, LCSW
1- Give (someone) the authority or power to do something.
2- Make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and reclaiming their rights.
Empower Counseling & Consulting
My unique approach to therapy can help you to find the freedom you are looking for. You have the ability to write your own story.
Using a combination of clinically proven methods of reprocessing painful life events, it won't take long to feel and see results and relief!
I don’t give advice
I believe you know yourself and what's best for you better than any professional ever could. I want to help you learn to trust yourself again! I will never tell you what's best for you, however...
However, I don’t leave you to figure it out alone
I’m a very engaged therapist, which means I will challenge you and help you connect dots that you may never have even considered are important. I won't just sit in silence the whole session. I like to think of us as partners.
I dig deep!
While we will always go at your pace, I don’t encourage staying on the surface during therapy. I think it’s a waste of your time and money. Healing happens when you safely face the hard stuff. But with that being said...
I don’t believe therapy should be retraumatizing
Many people avoid therapy out of fear (possibly from bad experiences with therapy in the past, and I get that). There are ways to face the past without retraumatizing your system and I strive to help you find that balance so that it feels like relief rather than pain all over again.
Who do I work with?
-Men and Women
-18 years and older
-Georgia & Florida residents
-Individuals motivated for change, even if you don't initially know what that will take
What issues do I specialize in?
-In-person sessions in
Alpharetta, GA (near downtown/The Avalon)
-Online sessions for any Georgia or Florida residents
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