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"Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center of meaningful human experiences" 

- Brene Brown

to Julie Derby Counseling


I believe therapy is a collaborative process that allows trust and authenticity to foster insight and growth. A willingness to look inward and allow space for vulnerability will bring you stronger, more authentic connections to both yourself and to the people in your life. I provide psychotherapy for adults, young adults and adolescents in an empathetic non-judgmental environment with a focus on self-awareness, self-compassion and self-kindness.

I use a variety of proven techniques and theories as well as warmth and a touch of humor to help move you towards healing and reaching your goals.  I work mainly from a psychodynamic perspective while incorporating cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies to cultivate self-efficacy. My integrative approach focuses on understanding your life experiences and how they have led to you feeling overwhelmed, sad, lonely or lost and ultimately seeking therapy. I believe each person already has in them the natural desire to grow, and that is what therapy with me is all about: personal growth.

I love the work that I get to do...
I consider it an honor to hear your story and I’m excited to get to know you!

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