Julie Raymond, a licensed clinical professional counselor, is a kind and compassionate therapist in Chicago who specializes in the treatment of adolescents & adults struggling with anxiety, eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, EDNOS), compulsive overeating/binge eating, body image issues, depression, general life stressors, trauma, gender identity, grief and life transitions.
Julie holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Before pursuing private practice, Julie worked in residential level of care settings, including Timberline Knolls and Center for Discovery, where she effectively treated adolescents and adults diagnosed with eating disorders, mood & anxiety disorders as well as substance abuse issues.
Julie works collaboratively with her clients to help guide and support them to be able to discover and live out a life worth living. Through acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches, she provides opportunities for people to be able to learn new ways to manage difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. Julie believes that providing a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment is paramount to a thriving therapeutic relationship.
Julie is dedicated to integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into her therapeutic work. These evidenced based approaches provide her clients with the necessary skills and strategies to be better equipped to manage life’s challenges.
While her office is located in downtown Chicago, she welcomes and serves clients in the surrounding areas such as River North, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Logan Square, Wicker Park, and Bucktown.