Julieta

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Registered Social Worker
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English
Spanish

Julieta is here to support you with anxiety and stress, healthy relationships, and self-esteem.

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Julieta supports young adults to develop coping strategies to deal with anxiety, set boundaries, and become their most authentic self. Julieta will help you discover your strengths and will empower you to look within for answers.

Julieta believes that you know yourself best. She puts you in the driver’s seat of the therapeutic process and gives you tools to help you live a more fulfilling life. Julieta brings her warm demeanor, gentle curiosity, and genuine self to support you wherever you are in your journey. She understands the complexity of young adulthood and wants to support you through your challenges.

Julieta uses therapeutic approaches such as emotionally-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and other therapies to best support you. Julieta also includes psychoeducation in sessions, which gives you the knowledge and vocabulary to express what you are feeling. Most of all, Julieta makes sure that you are at the forefront of the goal-setting process.

Julieta is a passionate advocate for accessible mental health care. She is dedicated to supporting you in your journey and reducing the stigma of seeking support. You can expect Julieta to be fully present and ready to meet you where you are. She will create a safe space where you can sit with your feelings and engage in the therapeutic process.

Julieta can provide sessions in English and Spanish.

Right for you if:

You're a student or young professional looking to work on understanding your anxiety, depression, and worries.
You'd like to get more comfortable sitting with uncomfortable feelings and understanding how they affect your life.
You hope to find a warm and engaging environment to hold space for all the feelings you experience.
You'd like conversational, sometimes unstructured, therapy sessions.

More about

Julieta

Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2022)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Specialized Honours), York University (2019)

Spanish Proficiency Certificate (York University)

Introduction to Facilitating Mindfulness (University of Toronto) 

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health)

Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals Certificate – Level 1 (Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health)

Canadian Association of Social Workers

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Q&A

What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
When I'm having a rough mental health moment I take space for myself and honour how I'm feeling. I also communicate to the people around me what I need from them (space, someone to talk to, or support in a more tangible way). I also cuddle up to my cat and feel the endorphins.
What would you say to a friend struggling with a mental health issue?
This moment of difficulty does not define who you are. You are so much more than the situation that you find yourself in. Hold on to and remind yourself of your unique qualities that make you who you are. Do things that are meaningful to you, and remember that you can always reach out for support. You are not alone.
How do you describe therapy?
I often talk about therapy being their time and if there are sessions where we “stray away” from the main goal, that’s okay! the hour is for the client to choose what is important to them

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