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, as well as sports psychology and veterinary social work.

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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