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Julie Bourgeois, LCSW
I believe our minds have the capability and desire for healing; the therapeutic relationship is key to open the door for growth to begin.

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Julie Bourgeois, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

NJ

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My therapy style tends to be compassionate and relational. I understand how much courage it takes to dedicate time to working towards a better life while being vulnerable to change. Therefore, I start with a strengths-based approach and encourage acceptance and awareness on the client's journey to wellness. I believe our minds have the capability and desire for healing; the therapeutic relationship is key to open the door for growth to begin. Over time, the client becomes more in tune with themselves, their patterns, behaviors, and ways they would like to improve their life. Together with the client, we discover tools that empower them to become their best selves using both evidenced-based strategies and an understanding of their unique self.

Education

MSW - Social Work, Rutgers University

License Number and State

NJ 05723400

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I enjoy empowering people to become their best selves. I find human behavior fascinating and being able to guide others to their version of a happy life is a honor.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love to sing, play piano, invest in my relationships, workout, travel, explore nature, and read.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Each morning before my day starts, I spend time in meditation and yoga.

How do you recharge?

I recharge through exercise, meditation, yoga, spending time with people I love, traveling, having fun, and being mindful in simple pleasures.