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.
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.
I have been seeing Julie Brown-Nierman for therapy/counseling sessions for a few years now and I can honestly say she has changed my life for the better. Julie has been a safe haven for me any time I needed it. She is kind, compassionate, reliable, understanding, and very trustworthy. She is always encouraging and non-judgment which creates a very comforting atmosphere in a situation where you can be talking about things that make you uncomfortable. She has helped me understand my anxiety in a way that I am not ashamed or embarrassed. She has taught me effective behavioral/coping mechanisms that I use daily. I am so thankful to Julie and everything she has taught me. I would highly recommend Julie to anyone who is looking for a safe and supportive environment to help manage your mental health.
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.
My time working with Julie was so beneficial for my mental health. The atmosphere Julie creates is one of inclusivity, non-judgement, warmth and understanding. She taught me valuable lessons and techniques for healing and managing stress, many of which I use on a daily basis. I will be forever grateful to Julie for helping and guiding me through such a difficult and transformational time in my life. Anyone who gets the opportunity to work with her is extremely lucky.
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.