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Julia Porter

(THEY/SHE)

THERAPIST

P-LPC

IL telehealth or in-person

I believe that we as humans are all fundamentally whole, have inner wisdom, and are wired towards healing and wellness. Yet when we feel lost, numb, stuck, or overwhelmed, it can be difficult to feel connected to these qualities, or to the people and parts of our lives that we care about the most. We live in a culture that constantly puts up barriers and tells us that we are "not enough", or doing things "wrong", yet we are not given the time or tools we need in order to thrive. Together, you and I will strengthen and expand your capacity to sit with, and work through, the various challenges in your life, while building self-compassion, awareness, resilience, and a sense of connection to your most authentic self.

As a holistic therapist I integrate mindfulness-based, experiential, and somatic interventions into sessions, as well as various parts work modalities to attend to your whole self - mind, body, spirit. I offer invitations to tune into your emotions, as well as prompts and guidance to help deepen your connection with your body. I bring my curiosity, warmth, gentleness and transparency to help co-create an authentic and anti-oppressive healing space where you feel safe and uplifted. As we explore your relationship with your past, your present, your identities, and the different parts of your self, you can gain meaningful insight, uncover strengths, discover what may no longer be serving you, and unlock the ability to make more intentional choices.

Therapy is a collaborative and dynamic process, so we will go at your pace, focusing on the interventions that feel most supportive to you, and leaving the rest. With gratitude and humility I say what an absolute honor it is to accompany clients on this path. Together we'll begin from right where you are. 

 

MORE ABOUT ME

I am a queer and non-binary, neurodivergent, born-and-raised Midwesterner. I completed my master's in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University, where I received training in Somatic Gestalt Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. When I am not working, I can be found taking plenty of walks, soaking up the bits of nature scattered throughout the city, tending to my garden, engaging in creative practices, spending lots of playful time with my two sweet kitties, and rewatching Hayao Miyazaki’s films. 

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