Julia Simmons, LCSW
Julia Simmons is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy with children, adolescents and families. Julia earned her bachelor’s degree in education studies and human development from Brown University. She furthered her education by earning a Master’s of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University with a concentration in school social work.
Julia has worked with children, adolescents and families in both individual and group settings. She has extensive experience working in the elementary, middle and high school education world and has a deep understanding of how to best support students to thrive socially and emotionally within each unique environment.
Julia has a special ability to connect with children that allows them to feel safe and supported throughout the therapeutic process. She is able to effectively communicate a child’s wants and needs to parents and teachers while empowering children with the tools to ultimately communicate on their own. When working with adolescents, Julia provides a compassionate and non-judgmental atmosphere in which they can explore and work through their feelings, thoughts and beliefs.
Julia works hard to assist both children and adolescents in their social and emotional development through building a set of skills that they can use both inside and outside of the classroom to successfully navigate the world around them.
She specializes in helping her clients process their emotions through a positive lens that allows them to feel capable and empowered. Her areas of expertise include play therapy, art therapy, CBT, DBT, self-esteem, emotion regulation, anger management, social and emotional learning, loss and bereavement, testing anxiety, impulse control, social skills and mindfulness. Julia works collaboratively with parents, schools, psychiatrists, nutritionists and others to provide the optimum level of care.
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