Licensed Professional Counselor
It is my intention to create a nurturing, collaborative therapy experience through ethically integrated somatic and mindfulness practices
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2005
Are you aware of the struggles and traumas that leave you feeling uncertain and overburdened by the responsibility of supporting yourself? Do you know that there is a path towards freedom of oppression and limitations in your beliefs, and in your connection to yourself, but you need help, support and insight to help you feel worthy, cared for and full of life? I provide a mindfulness-based therapy experience as a way of being together, presently with your experiences, non-judgmentally.
Each of us has the potential to be fully present by utilizing the vast communication potential of the body. I am highly skilled at utilizing the awareness of the sensation in one's body to guide a richer understanding of one's emotions, reactions and experience during therapy.
Mindfulness helps develop self-awareness by slowing down to experience how the body, emotions and mind feel. In relationship with the body, one can learn to feel safe, calm down the mind and shift emotions. In the presence of a skilled therapist, mindfulness can be used to heal, improve and change your life. I have studied mindfulness for 20 years, incorporating it in all aspects of therapy.
I believe our attachments to our first caregivers offer us a window into how we feel and function in our current relationships and life endeavors. Using narrative and discussion to understand the complex web of attachment-based emotions and experience in the world, I can help you feel empowered and in charge of your life choices and behaviors.
I have decades of experience treating and experimenting with tools to alleviate debilitating feelings of anxiety and worry. I work with you to develop a strengths-based understanding of your worry. Coupled with evidence-based deliberate present-oriented practices, can provide lasting effectiveness with physiological reduction of stress in the body and mind.
I have more than a decade of experience professionally and personally with the process of loss and grief. Using thoughtful, compassionate, empathic therapy in conjunction with body awareness and breathwork, I can help you feel less traumatized by the pain of major or minor loss and grief. My hope is that my work with you will help you integrate your experience into a richer and more profound life right now.
I am trained in trauma-informed counseling, a specialized skill set to help you safely examine and move through the trauma of your life without re-traumatization (using a framework of understanding the nervous system and it's response to stress and trauma). With compassionate, gentle, attentive guidance, I will assist your reclaiming and harmonizing the present body and mind, daily skills to help you heal.
In conjuction with my compassionate, collaborative, and client-centered approach to thearpy, I look for opportunities to illuminate moments of peace, joy and connection in life and our therapeutic relationship. Depression treatment can be a safe exploration of the richness of your emotions and respect for your depth of experience.
I use mindfulness tools, including Yoga in therapy work with couples to offer a unique approach to sorting through and healing within relationship and marriage. I have expertise in family dynamics and systems to cultivate clarity and empowerment around family and partner relationships.
Julianna Vermeys has not posted any group sessions.
Julianna Vermeys has not published any articles.