Run my dear, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings. Run like hell, my dear, from anyone likely to put a sharp knife into the sacred tender vision of your beautiful heart.
— Hafiz

When Julia takes something on, she does it right. She is organized, thoughtful, and brings sharp intelligence to solving problems. This solid dedication is apparent in her therapy work. She demonstrates real affection for her clients, as she gently but firmly moves them forward toward their goals. Committed to a holistic and systems approach to treatment, she accompanies her clients through the process of change, taking into account the many factors that impact the individual and family. Her therapeutic focus is on emotional support and developing patterns of thought and behavior toward change.

Julia’s years in social work provide a unique balance of empathic understanding and effective strategies for dealing with the challenges her clients are facing. This combination of warmth and action is both comforting and effective.

A significant portion of Julia’s practice is devoted to addressing the needs of college students. In this arena, she works intensely with many who struggle with disordered eating. As part of the therapeutic process, she looks at problematic behaviors with a deep exploration into their meaning, utility, and origin.

Julia is a kid-magnet. Weekly I see her take a scared and silent child into her office for an initial session, only to emerge 45 minutes later chatting away like best friends.  When she works with children and adolescents, interventions include strengthening parenting skills, exploring the parent/child relationship, and engaging the whole family in facilitating change.

Depressionanxietyrelationship concernssexuality, and spiritual issues are within her scope of practice, among many other more nuanced issues. She tailors individual care to address the specific needs of each person and their goals toward happiness and recovery. Her philosophy is client-centered and strength-based to facilitate meaningful and lasting change.


Details

SPECIALTIES

Families
Adults
College Students

SCHEDULE

Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

CONTACT

Julia Mueller
jmueller@westsidepsych.com
608.692.5404

Education

Eastern University, BS
Edgewood College, MS