When I started therapy, I really couldn’t imagine being where I am now—and yet here I am. I didn’t know what to expect, but I’m so glad I came for help. I have a lot more time for myself now because I’m not making things harder than they need to be anymore. I was working way too much before and there was no balance, but I couldn’t figure out another way to get things done. I’m taking so much better care of myself and all of my relationships—at work, with my girlfriend, my friends, and my family. I’m getting closer with friends that I’ve kept at arm’s length for years. I’m not afraid of what anyone thinks of me anymore. Things in life won’t ever be perfect, but I’ve learned how to handle problems in a way that actually makes me excited about the future and all of its possibilities.
Mentally and physically, I’m back to the old me, but better. Before I started therapy, everything looked dark. I wasn’t getting anywhere with anything… work, family, my health… I was stuck in the darkness. Through this process, I’ve learned better ways to handle my problems and I use those skills every day. It’s just a part of how I live my life now. I’ve learned how to communicate better so conflict in my life has gone way down. I felt completely alone before, but I’ve been able to connect with people again. I think I’m a lot more realistic about things now. I’m back to working out like I used to, and I feel great. I’m doing well at work again because I can focus and I feel good about myself as a person. I accept myself for who I am and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. I know what I need to do to feel well and I’m sticking with it.
I’m feeling resilient. I didn’t know I could feel this way. I feel good, and positive about the future. I’m able to look at things realistically and address them now, rather than being paralyzed by fear. I’ve learned a lot about what my triggers are and now I know how to deal with them. I’m so much more productive and I’m not procrastinating anymore. When something doesn’t work out, I don’t get hopeless like I used to. I just handle it the best way I can and keep going. I feel really good about what I’m doing work-wise and creatively. I’m in charge of my life now, instead of my anxiety. I’m really grateful for this experience.
I feel confident in my ability to handle whatever happens in life now. I’m able to stop and think things through without making an irrational decision. I no longer worry about every little thing and make myself miserable about it. If I can change something, I do. If not, I deal with it. Back when I started therapy, I never thought I’d feel this way, but I’m ready to go out on my own. I feel motivated and I’m preparing for the future. I have a different outlook on life now. I’m happy. I want to live a happy life and make other people happy. I’m putting my energy into things that make my future better. I think things through, I don’t jump to conclusions, and I’m my own therapist now. I have supportive friends and family and I enjoy spending time with them. I love working on creative projects and relaxing with the people I care about. I’m working on making more friends and socializing with my coworkers and I’m confident that I can do that.
I’m lucky that Julia took it upon herself to help me cope with my recent physical ailment, particularity via the CBT technique. Julia has a very caring personality. She’s a wonderfully pleasant person to spend time with and I look forward to my weekly session. I find myself calmest when I’m with her. She encourages (teaches) me to maintain what I learn at her sessions in all real life situations, i.e. home, work, social settings, etc. This is why I nickname therapy sessions with Julia ‘EMPOWERMENT.’
Julia is a gifted clinician who possesses outstanding listening skills, effortless compassion and boundless empathy for her clients. She is a skilled professional who deftly guides her clients through very challenging and rewarding personal growth. Julia has an inherent ability to understand what her clients need and grounds her work in compassion and understanding. As a bonus, Julia is very calm, funny, and extremely easy to talk to, making everyone feel at ease around her. If you are looking to grow towards your highest potential as a person, you have come to the right therapist!
Julia Baum is a terrific counselor, she is someone with whom I regularly collaborate with, cross-refer, as well as seek professional advice. Julia is a pleasure to work with, she is empathic and takes an active approach in her client’s recovery. I would highly recommend Julia!
I have always known Julia to be caring and empathetic as well as extremely knowledgable. If you’re looking for a great therapist, you’ve just found one.
Julia was my supervisor at my internship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Julia was incredibly emphatic and cared very much not only about my growth as a budding professional but also about the welfare of my patients. Julia has gone above and beyond to provide guidance and support in challenging situations. She has imparted valuable skills and insights that have helped me in all aspects of my work while also allowing me to cultivate my own therapeutic voice. She was also open, non-judgmental, and honest throughout our work together, whether I was bringing up countertransference, feeling “stuck,” or made a mistake. Julia is incredibly dedicated and passionate about her work and leaves a lasting impact on those with whom she works, be it a supervisee, colleague, or client.
Julia has such a warm and compassionate energy. She is thoughtful and empathic and allows people to feel truly heard and understood. She is super skilled and knowledgeable in rational emotive therapy and effective in promoting change.