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Julia K Maxwell, MA LMHC

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” 

My Counseling Approach


My general therapeutic approach is client centered, present moment – in that I view a client’s recognition of his/her own strengths to be of compelling importance to their mental health. I also view as critical insight a client’s recognition of what the reality of the moment is – not the thought. I work with the client to bring these two areas of insight to bear on aspects of life in which the client is unable to move forward.
I tend to adhere to a practical therapeutic approach, believing that if therapy is to be effective for a client, it should be effective in a reasonable length of time. This belief does not rule out longer-term therapeutic relationships but dictates that they be continually effective, nor does it preclude a client from returning to therapy. If you are seeking a therapist that nods in affirmation and sits quietly … I may not be the therapist for you.
I work with clients themselves, or clients and family members, as is appropriate and desired by the individuals concerned.

Professional Qualifications

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, The Wellness Institute
  • EMDR trained, EMDR Institute
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, St. Martins University, Lacey, Washington
  • BA Psychology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, Cum Laude