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

She/Her

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

How to Give me A Buzz

The best way to contact me is… by email, at j.stukey@honeybwellness.com 

 

Supervised By: 

Kelly Keys, LCSW-C

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