Julia Meissenheimer CCC, AMFT Certified

Hi, I’m Julia, Welcome! Thank you for reaching out. 

I have a worldview lens given my 18 years of experience while practicing in South Africa, USA, and Canada including Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Smithers and Houston.

 I believe in the importance of a safe place where you can feel heard, and respected.  I view healing as a journey of returning or coming to a state where one feels safe, integrated and connected to their inner and outer world. 

I am a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC#9429) with a Master of Science Degree in Counselling Psychology and Certified in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

My approach is drawn from a range of evidence-based approaches, and worldview experiences which allows me to adapt my lens in response to what your needs are. I am dedicated to holding an open, friendly and inclusive space for you to feel safe and share your story. 

 Counselling allows us to look at our vulnerabilities with courage, create deeper meaning in life and live life with confidence and fulfillment. In our work together, you may learn to cope more effectively when conflict arises, create more fulfilling relationships and learn how to communicate about your needs. 

My practice is built on an integrated social justice model, and I have a rich history of activism against racism and discrimination to ensure inclusivity of marginalized clients. 

Counselling can be scary; I do respectfully approach the challenging issues; and we will work as a team to work towards your goals and encourage growth as a journey. Confidentiality and trust are an integral part of my clinical practice. 

I have also been involved and have worked extensively in the Theatre Performing Arts where I danced, taught and choreographed dance professionally in the USA, working and a graduate of The Alvin Aily Dance School in New York, choreographer for the Dance Department at SCSU University, and the Artistic Director of the Children’s Multicultural Arts Connection.

Challenges/Issues I work with:

Anger Management

Anxiety

Addictions

Bereavement

Codependency

Cultural/racial

Communication

Couples

Compassion Fatigue

Depression

Family Systems – Counselling/Therapy

Life skills

Mood Disorder

Panic attacks

Peer relations

Self Esteem

Self-Injury

Social Phobia

Stress

Woman’s challenges/issues

Types of Approaches and Therapy

Attachment-based

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Compassion Focused

Culturally Sensitive

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Family Systems

Integrated multicultural approach

Interpersonal therapy

Intervention

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered

Strength-Based