Julia Gerhardt, LCSW, LLC

“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”
- Brené Brown
“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.”
- Michelle Obama
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”
- Maya Angelou
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
- Alice Walker
“Do not ignore the pain. Give it purpose. Use it.”
- Amanda Gorman
“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
- Henry David Thoreau
“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”
- Emily Dickinson

Areas of Focus

The following are the areas I focus on in my practice; the treatment modality I primarily use is EMDR Therapy, however my style is informed by a handful of theories and modalities.  

Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety Disorders (this includes Panic Disorder with or without Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress and other Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders (including Post-Partum Depression, Dysthymia and single-episodes of depression)
  • Job, relationship, and/or life stress
  • Grief and Loss


Treatment Modalities

  • EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing). To learn more about EMDR Therapy, CLICK HERE for more information from the EMDR Institute or CLICK HERE for more information from the EMDR International Association.
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Internal Family Systems Theory
  • Attachment Theory
  • Somatic and Polyvagal Theories


Age Range/Type

  • Individual adults (18 and up) of any national origin, race, color, religion, disability, sex, and familial status.  I am willing to consider teens (ages 13 and up) on a case-by-case basis.


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