Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling


Why consider individual counseling?

Your life hasn’t turned out the way you planned.  Anxiety or depression are making you feel stuck…like you don’t recognize yourself anymore.

Maybe you are considering a divorce, you’ve gotten sick, you’ve lost your job, or you’ve had a loved one die.

Situations like these and others can leave you feeling angry, heartbroken, and confused.

Having a safe place and the support of an experienced and compassionate therapist during life’s challenges can be transformative.

Julie specializes in working with adults experiencing life adjustments, grief and loss, chronic illness, anxiety, and depression. She uses a variety of therapeutic methods based on the individual’s needs.

Individual psychotherapy services

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-based

What can therapy help with?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Living with chronic illness
  • Coping Skills
  • End of Life
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Life adjustments
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Spirituality


Julie can be reached by email , or by phone 978-219-7356 to set up appointments.  Julie is currently accepting insurance from Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, and Optum.  

Julie Brown-Nierman helped me to untangle my struggles in a supportive and compassionate atmosphere. I appreciated her holistic approach; she left space for processing when I needed it, asked guiding questions when appropriate, and offered breathing and body exercises that would support our work together. I never felt rushed, judged, or pressured during our sessions, and consistently left feeling as if I had better clarity in whatever had been weighing on my heart. Her approach ultimately led to my own inner voice becoming strong enough to "unpack" issues on my own, although I know without a doubt that I will continue to hear her wise words guiding me for many years to come.

A. 2022

I have worked with Julie for over a year and through multiple big life changes.  From the get-go, she genuinely wants to get to know you, learn about your perspective on challenges you are facing and approaches those challenges with you, providing guidance and encouragement to analyze the situation.  Julie provides advice through helping to look at the challenges from a different perspective and helping you to see the possible positive outcomes (even when it is difficult to see any positive light in the challenges being faced).  Julie encourages growth and positive change in her clients and I am so thankful I made the decision to work with her.

Thank you! C.

I was going through a difficult time in my life and my primary doctor suggested that I find a therapist. I was hesitant to talk to a stranger about my problems, but then I met Julie. She immediately put me at ease. Julie helped me take a good, hard, honest look at my life. She helped me to identify my issues and then to find "tools" for my "toolbag" - ways to improve my life and start living again. Julie was always compassionate, straightforward and extremely insightful.

M - 2018

I was always opposed to talking to a therapist…before I knew how incredibly helpful it was.  Or in my case, a necessity.  I started meeting with Julie when my father was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and I was contemplating divorce.  I had severe anxiety.  Julie helped work through two life changing situations.  By working to recognize how I felt when I was anxious, to take a step back to determine the cause and taking the dreaded steps…”CHANGE”.  Learning to do this before letting it bottle up, cause sleepless nights and multiple other health issues, has allowed me to live a higher quality life.  Julie helped me fill my tool bag with the tools to manage and tackle with the triggers that bring me anxiety.

In Gratitude, S.