About Julie Elwell
- Individual Counseling
Julie Elwell provides individual counseling for those with depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues, and issues related to trauma. She primarily works with young adults (20s and 30s), using a variety of approaches, including psychodynamic therapy, trauma-informed therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering. Self-reflection and self-examination are critical components. Equally important is the use of the relationship between therapist and client, which serves as a window into problematic relationship patterns in the client’s life.
CBT is a heavily researched and popular form of psychotherapy that links our thoughts to our feelings and behaviors. If we’re able to challenge our distorted or irrational thoughts, and replace them with more rational ones, we may be able to change our resulting feelings and behaviors.
CBT has been found to be particularly helpful in the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Ms. Elwell has more than 20 years of therapy experience, having worked in a variety of settings throughout Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including community mental health clinics, hospitals and private practice.
Ms. Elwell offers daytime and evening appointments. She provides teletherapy, or online therapy, through video platforms like Doxy. In addition, she offers phone sessions.