Julie Waters (she/her/hers)

MA, LMFT 97171
Accepting Clients

Engaged in healing arts for over 20 years, I integrate various modalities and take a transparent and collaborative approach to therapy.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My clients are often seeking relief for emotional and mental distress and balance in life. I help to explore identity, build self-esteem, heal and change relationships to others, career, education, spirituality, sexuality, and finances. My clients want practical solutions that fit into their lives as well as increased self-awareness and self-growth. I love working with clients from a variety cultural backgrounds and identities.

My Background and Approach

I use a variety of therapeutic modalities to compliment insight-oriented talk therapy. I have experience treating trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, OCD, among other ailments. I support parents, couples, and individual adults and teens to find clarity, empowerment, and healing through the therapeutic relationship and skills building. I am LGBT+ affirming, sex positive, and affirming of alternative relationships, and celebrate cultural differences.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that all humans can move in the direction of greater contentment, freedom and personal power. I am very comfortable sitting with difficult emotions and facing darkness for the purpose of moving through pain and trauma to reach greater stability. I also find it important to keep a sense of humor simply because no one escapes the mental, emotional, and visceral pain of being a human. Without humor it can be a heavy load to bare. I help clients become aware of and deconstruct unhelpful social-emotional "education" from their past. This includes healing developmental traumas big and small. I pay attention to societal influences such as cultural conditioning and systems of oppression that may have harmed or suppressed the unique nature of my client. Gaining self-understanding and self-compassion along with practical skills allows for growth towards wholeness and freedom, which to me is the ultimate healing.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 180/session


5105603864 Email Julie
2940 Summit St
Suite 2D
Oakland, CA 94609
509 7th Street
Suite 201
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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