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  • Julie Newell, MA, LMFT

    Staff Psychotherapist, LMFT #86586

    Julie’s goal as a psychotherapist is to understand and appreciate the unique worldview and circumstances of each of her clients. She has treated clients in private practice for over a decade, both in-person and via telehealth, conducting successful psychotherapy with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. She has also worked extensively in the public and private educational system and was the Director of Counseling and Learning Support Services K-12 at a private Bay Area school where she worked to increase population functioning and resiliency through skilled confidential and compassionate assessments and counseling, ongoing psycho-education, mandated reporting, and crisis intervention and management. By integrating various therapeutic approaches such as strength’s-based strategic, solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy, Julie is able to provide well-rounded, evidence-based support to promote positive change. She treats issues of anxiety, various mood disorders, changes in relationship/marital status, strength building in couples, various phase of life transitions, parenting challenges, family/blended-family dynamics, adolescents struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, social isolation and/or bullying, behavioral issues, anger management, and issues of identity & self-esteem. She also treats issues of grief and loss, as well as a lack of social support co-occurring with other mental health needs. Julie holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, with specializations in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. She believes the therapeutic process is a collaborative way to discover healthy coping mechanisms, reduce stress, and increase personal happiness and well-being. Confidentiality, respect, and compassion are inherent to her process.


    Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA

    Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy

    Specialization in Professional Clinical Counseling

    Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA

    Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Trained in Expressive Arts Therapy


    Licensed Psychotherapist in Private Practice, LMFT #86586

    Director of Counseling and Learning Support Services,
    Bentley School K-12, Oakland / Lafayette, CA

    Upper School Health Instructor

    School Counselor at Sequoia Middle School, Pleasant Hill, CA

    School Counselor at John Baldwin Elementary School, Danville, CA

    Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute Intern, Lafayette, CA

    Discovery Counseling Center Intern, Danville, CA

    Common Presenting Concerns I Help With: 

    ADHD, Adoption, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Transgender and LGBTQIA+ issues, Women’s Issues, Phase of Life Issues, Co-Parenting and Blended-Family Issues and Transitions.

    Types of Therapy I provide:

    Strength’s Based Strategic Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Family/Marital Therapy

    Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    Play Therapy

    Internal Family Systems (IFS)

    Narrative Therapy

    Age Ranges:

    Teens, Transitional-Age Adults, Adults, Older Adults