Restoring Hope and Healing

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist  

      CA License #  MFC 41695 

Julie Laraway, M.A., LMFT

Restoring Hope and Healing

Services To Meet Your Specific Needs:

  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Individual Therapy for Adults

  • Trauma Focused Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

Service Descriptions:

Child & Adolescent Therapy

I work with children as young as age 2 and employ art and play therapy techniques, along side talk therapy. Art and play techniques assist children in learning and utilizing words, along side their behaviors, to express their thoughts, feelings, needs and experiences. I will work closely with you and your child to facilitate and strengthen your child's growth and achievement of identified goals. 


Common child/adolescent presenting issues

  • defiance
  • disruptive behaviors at home and/or school
  • declining grades 
  • mood instability
  • anxiety and/or depression
  • divorce/separation; blended/blending families
  • difficulty with siblings/peers
  • substance abuse
  • risk-taking behaviors and/or threats of suicide

Individual Therapy for Adults

Our time together is tailored to your needs and your desired goals. I provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judging environment, aimed at facilitating your growth. I believe that understanding along side learning tools and strategies will help you manage symptoms, alleviate stress and face challenges ~ and ultimately will help you experience an improved quality of life and relationship(s).

 

Common presenting issues: 

  • anxiety and/or depression
  • difficulty managing emotions
  • conflictual relationships and desire to improve those relationships
  • loss of a loved one (human or pet)
  • unresolved pain of the past
  • divorce/separation
  • parenting issues
  • phase of life changes (i.e., starting a family, launching children, career change)

Trauma Focused Therapy

The impacts of any traumatic experience can often have a lasting effect on a your thinking, behaviors and your overall coping. I will  assist you in making sense of what has happened, understand the impacts of your specific trauma, learn strategies for self-regulating and taking back control of your life.


Common presenting issues:

  • intrusive and unwelcome thoughts or recollections of an event
  • attempting to avoid any thoughts, reminders or recollection of the event/circumstances
  • disruptions to eating, sleeping and/or thinking
  • states of alarm and/or startling easily
  • feeling easily agitated and/or annoyed
  • feeling detached and disconnected from others and/or daily living
  • changes in your closest relationships - withdrawing, isolating and/or shutting others out
  • experiencing an overall sense of hopeless regarding the future.

Couples Therapy

The focus of couples therapy is to identify and explore the level of dissatisfaction and/or disagreement that may exist within your current relationship, and to create a plan together on how best to improve communication, address the issues you identify, and restore the dreams and wishes for your mutual future.  Through couples therapy I will assist you and your significant other in improving communication, intimacy, and restoring your sense of hopefulness and satisfaction within your relationship.


Common presenting issues:

  • poor communication and understanding of one another
  • reoccurring and/or unresolved arguments/conflicts
  • disagreements regarding money/finances
  • child-rearing conflicts and differences
  • changes with physical and sexual intimacy
  • holding onto the past
  • uncertainty regarding the future of the relationship
  • pre-marital counseling & communication building