Julie Stukey, LMSW
“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” -Nelson Mandela
University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2021 (MSW)
Currently accepting new clients.
What’s therapy with me like? I practice a mix of insight-oriented psychotherapy and skills-based therapies, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I think this helps clients gain knowledge about themselves and how to prevent ongoing repetition of maladaptive patterns of thoughts and behaviors, while also obtaining skills in the immediate-term. I work with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I would also like to focus more on sports psychology.
How I’ve kept learning… taking continuing education courses through organizations like the Renfrew Center and Sheppard Pratt.
Who do I work with? I work with a wide variety of age groups, but feel that I work best with individuals over 10, teens, and young adults.
My impacting identities are… I grew up in a highly competitive social and academic environment in the local area so I can empathize with the significant pressures faced by teens and young adults. I am a pet owner and my dog has helped me through very challenging times – I believe in the power that animals have in helping us. I also worked in the veterinary field in primary and specialty medicine for ten years prior to beginning my career in social work, so I am skilled in assisting veterinary and other medical professionals facing challenges with secondary trauma and burnout.
I feel allied/aware/informed/knowledgeable about… substance use disorder community (allied/knowledgeable), eating disorder community (allied/knowledgeable/part of), survivors of domestic violence (allied/knowledgeable/part of), neurodivergent (allied/part of), LGBTQIA+ (allied/knowledgeable).
I am the best fit for a client who… wants a therapist who empathizes with their challenges and has learned how to approach and overcome them through real, lived experiences – not just textbooks – and who is ready and motivated to change (or who may be unsure of their readiness but wants to explore the barriers that are holding them back).
I am not a good fit for a client who… expects therapy to be a “quick fix” or is not willing to put in the time and effort to gain insight and apply skills learned in sessions.
What makes me unique? I have a variety of experiences and struggles that I have overcome and continue to work through that make me relatable to clients. I have been told that I “don’t always go by the book,” so sessions may not be as structured as a traditional therapy session.
The Practical Stuff
What insurances do I accept? I am in network with Carefirst BCBS and Evernorth (previously known as Cigna).
What are my out-of-network rates? As a licensed clinician, my rates are $180 for an initial intake and $150 for subsequent 53+-minute sessions. Find more details about my out-of-network rates here.
Do I offer telehealth or in person sessions? I currently offer telehealth sessions only.
The Fun Stuff
Did you know… I love to run and try to compete in at least one 5k a month. I have seen my favorite band live five times and I’m seeing them two more times in 2024.
Any pets? One naughty (but perfect) Siberian husky, Atom, and a very sweet orange cat, Kurt.
What I’ve Learned Lately
- Late Identification of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Clinical Issues and Challenges); Sheppard Pratt; 2023
- Supporting Clients with Substance Abuse; Northeast Family Services; 2023
What I’ve Learned
- CBT Treatment for Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related and Depressive Disorders; Bryn Mawr; 2021
- Mental Health in Athletes; Sheppard Pratt; 2022
- Radical, Unapologetic, Joyful, Epic Fat Embodiment; Renfrew Center; 2022
- Holding Both: Supporting Providers Who Treat and Struggle with Eating Disorders; Renfrew Center; 2022
- What Happened to You? A Neurodevelopmental Approach to Treatment of Trauma in Adolescents and Adults; Renfrew Center; 2022
- Intuitive Eating: Evolution, Concepts, and Challenges; Renfrew Center; 2022
- Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa: Autonomy, Compassion, and Patient-Specific Goal Setting; Renfrew Center; 2022