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Julia Walter

Social Worker/Therapist

There are moments in our lives where we feel stuck. There are also moments of crisis where we have done things that we don't feel ok about, or we may be living with persistent fears, thoughts, and behaviours that frighten us.  We may experience difficulties in our relationships or trouble managing the world. We may find suffering from current experiences of harm and violence, the wounds from our past, or repeating patterns and behaviors that no longer serve us. 

In these moments, it’s important to have a space to process our fears, our pain, and our hopes. Therapy can help to ease the suffering you may be carrying and provide you with skills and practices to move closer to your vision for yourself. It can also be a place where we talk about things that we don't feel safe sharing with others.  Whether it's your first time looking for a therapist, or you worked with another therapist in the past, it is a process to find the right connection to support your needs and journey. I am here to connect and talk together to see if this connection feels like a good fit for the experience you are hoping to have.

 

 

 

About Me

I am glad that you are here and want to share a bit about myself. I have worked as a therapist and Social Worker in various community and hospital settings for nearly two decades. In these settings, I have primarily worked with people surviving acute trauma and/or living with the ongoing impacts of interpersonal or systemic violence. I also have experience in social movement building, particularly in the areas of harm reduction, anti-colonial and anti-racist solidarity, and alternative mental health.

 

I am fiercely hopeful, committed to practices of love and justice, and aspire to embody compassion in all my interactions. 

 

 

  

 
 

My Approach

I am trained in trauma-focused, somatic, mindfulness, narrative, and cognitive modalities. That said, I think of therapy as a collaborative process, and I often work between different modalities to ensure that the work meets the needs of the person.

 

I am warm, interactive, and creative in my approach. I support you to explore and connect to your strengths, stuck points, and needs by listening deeply and offering tools from a variety of different paradigms. Together, we create a path and process of exploring and extending care and compassion to the experiences and hurts that you're facing. I draw on a variety of approaches that take shape through listening deeply, hearing your story and the pivotal moments that shaped you along the way. It is also about hearing about your hopes and your vision for yourself, and what sustains and supports you. Creativity is an aspect of these discussions and I am well versed in community resources in Toronto.

I welcome working with individuals from all backgrounds and experiences. I have worked extensively with people who have faced traumatic experiences, ranging from childhood abuse to interpersonal, intimate, and structural violence as well as experiences of depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, and relationship patterns.

About Me

I am glad that you are here and want to share a bit about myself. I have worked as a therapist in various community and hospital settings for nearly two decades. In these settings, I have primarily worked with people surviving acute trauma and/or living with the ongoing impacts of interpersonal or systemic violence. I also have experience in social movement building, particularly in the areas of harm reduction, anti-colonial and anti-racist solidarity, and alternative mental health.

 

I am fiercely hopeful, committed to practices of love and justice, and aspire to embody compassion in all my interactions. 

 

 

  

Services

Therapy

I welcome working with individuals, and my focus and care lie in working with people who have faced traumatic experiences, ranging from childhood abuse to interpersonal, intimate, and structural violence.

I provide one on one therapy to people 18 years and older.

My therapeutic style draws on a variety of modalities that I have trained and practiced in.

These include:

Trauma Therapy (Trauma Level 1, 2, and 3)

Narrative Therapy

Somatic therapy

Mindfulness 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Clinical Consultation

I am offering consultation to fellow therapists. I have experience providing both clinical and peer consultation in diverse settings in Community Health Centres, Hospitals, and crisis counselling support services.

 

My style is collaborative and anti-oppressive. As a clinical support, my role is to journey with you as you navigate the joys, challenges, stuck points, and ethical issues that arise in our work. I will support you in reflecting deeply on identifying your strengths and sources of pride as well your innovative and creative practices. I specifically focus on how to ensure your work always aligns with your core values, as well as broader movements towards justice and liberation.

Fees

Individual therapy session: $135

                                 

Clinical Consultation:        $135 plus HST

(Please note that I am currently only offering virtual sessions. I plan to return to in-person work when it is safe and comfortable to do so.

Sessions are 1 hour in length.

I am a registered  Social Worker and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Many employee health benefits cover my services.

Please check with your provider.

 
 

Contact Me

Please note that my practice is currently full. I will be able to begin

working with new clients by mid to late October. 

 

I am currently offering services virtually only. 

Please contact me to set up a free 20-minute phone consultation. This will give us a chance to talk about what you are experiencing, and what you are hoping to get out of the therapeutic process and ask me any questions.

You can also view my profile listing on Psychology Today.

Please follow the link below:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/898052

Tel: 416-658-9777