Julie Peters

As we navigate our lives, we frequently encounter opportunities to expand our understanding of ourselves and the world we co-create with other living beings. These opportunities can be presented as conflict with others, inner turbulence such as addiction, anxiety, depression, death, loss or difficulties making meaning of the events and challenges in our lives. The decision to begin therapy can be difficult, yet this decision can have a positive outcome in our lives.

Often those of us who have encountered the marginalization of our identities in our society may face external stress, discrimination, abuse and isolation. Therapy with an affirming clinician who values the intersection of our multiple identities can be a step forward in healing. My approach to therapy begins with my commitment to social justice and to my belief that our marginalized identities must be held and acknowledged in the therapy space. We discover when we begin this process that therapy is a collaborative, dynamic exchange of content between therapist and client(s). This content is generated to facilitate addressing the treatment goals we pursue to answer the questions about the ways we are experiencing our lives. I use interventions from the theories of Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Drama Therapy.

I entered the field of counseling psychology because I was ever curious and inspired by the examples of human resiliency I encountered in my own life, and I continue to be delighted as I witness the many different ways clients heal, change, grow, and flourish. The diversity of the human experience allows infinite passageways for problem solving. In addition to being a mental health clinician, I am also a theatre artist, so I bring a strong preference of working in a manner that will help clients utilize the innate creativity they possess to facilitate artistic, experiential interventions and coping skills, and I have special training to assist folks in this work. I'm excited about the way we begin to heal from our earliest attachments by enacting new patterns in relationships with ourselves and others. I am currently welcoming both adult couples and 15+ aged individual clients.

My Fees

$160/55 min/individual, $200/75 min/couple



411 30th St. Suite 412
Oakland, CA 94609

info@margintocenter.org
(510) 629-1448

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