Julia  Barry

Julia Barry

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Not accepting new clients in Boston practice (updated February 05, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dissociation
  • Infant and maternal mental health
  • Mindful Parenting
  • Complex trauma
  • Sex and sexuality

Professional statement

Julia Barry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® in downtown Boston. She specializes in the treatment of single event trauma, complex trauma, dissociation, anxiety, depression, mother/infant bonding, relationship issues, sex and sexuality, and personal growth. She also runs mindful parenting groups.

Julia is committed to supporting clients in the Greater Boston area toward their goals by utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing® and mindfulness techniques. She provides psychotherapy to adult individuals, couples, families and mother/infant pairs.

Julia has received training in psychodynamic psychotherapy with an emphasis on infant and adult attachment, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and Somatic Experiencing® (a body-based psychotherapy method for working with trauma). She has also completed Level Two EMDR training through the EMDR Institute and remains passionate about staying current with the most cutting-edge modalities in the field of trauma treatment. Julia’s practice is LGBTQIA affirmative.

Message to clients

Even if you have tried therapy before, I encourage you to be hopeful about your inherent ability to heal within yourself and in your relationship to others.


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Dissociation - Our brains and nervous systems have an innate ability to protect us from distressing experiences. At the far extreme, our minds may dissociate aspects of the experience completely. While this technique is adaptive in the moment, it can have unwanted consequences as time goes on and inhibits our ability to live in the present moment.

Infant and maternal mental health - Focusing on developing healthy and secure attachment relationships between mothers and infants.

Mindful Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

Complex trauma - Overwhelming responses in the present as a result of past experiences such as physical, emotional or sexual abuse, neglect, growing up in a chaotic or stressful family)

Sex and sexuality - Sexuality is an essential part of our human experience. I enjoy working with clients to enhance their connection to their sexuality. All sexual orientations, genders and gender non binary identified persons welcome.

General expertise


Julia Barry is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (55min)

Therapist's note

Julia can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Boston practice

185 Devonshire Street


Boston, MA 02110

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

Well Baby Center, 2014 - 2015

Women's Clinic and Family Counseling Center, 2013 - 2015

Antioch University, MA, 2013

Sarah Lawrence University, BA, 2005


  • English

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