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Welcome Julie Hernandez, ACSW

This weekend we welcomed Julie to Grow Through Life Counseling in our Eastlake location. She currently has weekend availability and will offer a sliding scale for fee for service clients! Please contact us soon as she will book quickly! 


Julie is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with the state of California. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of New England in Maine in 2017. Julie has an extensive clinical background providing trauma-informed psychotherapy to children


, teens and their families dealing with various complex traumas including traumatic loss, exposure to family violence and domestic abuse, as well as sexual abuse. Julie has experience developing treatment plans that support areas of anxiety, depression, PTSD, emotional dysregulation, angry and aggressive outbursts as well as substance dependence and co-occurring diagnosis. Julie utilizes various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to address and support various needs your child may be facing: issues with self-esteem, strengthening communication skills, developing healthier coping skills, and building healthy relationships. Julie works within a strengths-based, anti-oppressive, client centered approach that believes in collaborative strengths within the family and or identified support system to promote healthy growth and positive change. Julie’s passion is to prevent youth and teens from travelling down troubled paths and to provide a safe environment that encourages self-exploration and healing.

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