Julie McMahon, MA, LPC
I believe it is human nature to want to be fully known and loved, which is why we desire to be in relationship with others and experience the healing power of connection. I look forward to building a connection with you by listening carefully to your unique story and creating a safe space where you feel genuinely heard, understood, and respected. Using a holistic approach, I will help you explore the psychological, physical, social, and spiritual factors impacting your personal wellness and your relationships with others. As you strive to love and be loved, you may not always understand why you struggle or how to build and maintain healthy relationships. You may want help confronting fear, shame, and unresolved pain.
You may need to learn healthy coping skills and strategies to manage life stressors, social pressures, or internet habits, which often diminish self-esteem and increase anxiety. Therapy can help you gain insight and learn how to improve self-care, build meaningful relationships, and implement changes in your life with renewed hope for your future.
I have a special interest in helping people who suffer from symptoms of betrayal trauma due to being in an intimate relationship with someone who struggles with pornography or sex addiction. If you feel misunderstood and alone with your pain, I encourage you to reach out for help. I received training through the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) and I use their effective model to assess and treat the traumatic impact of sex addiction and betrayal on spouses or partners in an intimate relationship. You are not alone and we have a compassionate approach designed to give you hope and help you heal.
I also enjoy working with college-aged students as they transition to fully independent adulthood. I received training with One Love Foundation to help young adults learn how to avoid harmful relationships, alter negative thinking and improve self-image, establish boundaries with social media use, and build healthy relationships based on trust.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a member of the Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and the Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA). I earned my Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in corporate training and development and volunteered as a Youth Leader in my church community while raising our three children. I am a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of New Hampshire.