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Julieta Strugo

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

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Julieta supports young adults and adults to manage anxiety, navigate interpersonal relationships, and become their most authentic selves. Julieta works from a collaborative, strength-based lens, and will incorporate your personal values and hopes into therapy.

Julieta always brings her warm demeanour, gentle curiosity, and genuine self to each session. She understands the complexity of young adulthood and is here to support you through challenges. She creates a safe space where you feel comfortable exploring thoughts, feelings, worries, and patterns that you might not share in day-to-day life.

Julieta uses therapeutic approaches such as emotion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and other therapies to 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 and reducing the stigma of seeking support. You can expect Julieta to be fully present and meet you where you are.

Outside of her life as a therapist, Julieta enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her cat Archie (who you may catch a glimpse of in sessions). Julieta enjoys unwinding by reading, crocheting, and speeding through new Netflix releases.

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 would feel comfortable in free-flowing conversational therapy, instead of rigid or set agendas to follow in session.

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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 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)

Emotion Focused Therapy Level 1 (York University)

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health)

Canadian Association of Social Workers

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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 as space and time to delve deeper into questions, patterns, thoughts, and feelings that we don't feel there is enough time for in our day-to-day. The hour is for you to take time for yourself, whatever the focus of this hour may look like.

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