Welcome to the office of Dr. Julie O’Brien, LMHC. I have been working in the field of mental health since 1988 and have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida for over 15 years. I work with individuals, families, children and couples with issues of grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety and behavioral problems.
My style of therapy is direct and open. I comment on the process I witness, help explore your motivations and help guide you in a more helpful direction. I do this as a tool for greater self awareness and change. I have a profound respect for the process of therapy as I have seen it become a transformational path in people’s lives. I expect it will be in yours as well if you are committed to the process which is challenging and inspiring at the same time.
During the first appointment together you will share what issues you are struggling with and together we will decide the best course of action. The degree of comfort you feel with a therapist is difficult to assess during the first appointment but there is a general sense that it is a good match and there is a degree of comfort even while discussing the issue that brought you in. If you feel we are a good match we will progress together and if it isn’t a good match I will help you locate someone who would be better suited to your needs. The ultimate goal is for you get the best care for the problem you need help resolving.
I am a member of The American Counseling Association, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) and Chi Sigma Iota.