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Julia Lehrman(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Anxiety - Depression-Childhood trauma- Relationship issues- Life transitions-Self-esteem-
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Professional statement

Julia Lehrman is a Licensed psychotherapist located in San Francisco, CA. Julia works with adults, young adults, and couples whose anxiety, depression, and trauma negatively impact their daily lives, including their relationships. These mental health conditions may result in low self-esteem, existential angst, or difficulty coping with change. Many of Julia’s patients feel disconnected from themselves because of the amount of stress they feel each day. They’re searching for a more effective way of communicating with those around them and ways to manage their emotions without lashing out or withdrawing from others.

Julia’s approach to therapy begins with recognizing that each patient arrives at therapy with their own unique traits and experiences. Her goal is to support patients as they work towards self-discovery and healing transformation by getting to the root of their issues. She draws from attachment theory in her sessions, encouraging patients to consider how their past experiences of relating to others influence how they navigate the world. Julia offers depth-oriented therapy (psychodynamic and psychoanalytic treatment) and is also trained in CBT, ACT, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Julia attended graduate school at New York University. She is trained through Stanford University in cultivating compassion for the self and others using mindfulness and meditation. She has a certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Research from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and taught yoga in New York City and San Francisco for 10 years. Julia is currently training to become a psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. Julia uses her expertise to support patients as they create healthier patterns in their lives and in their relationships. Julia offers in-person, video, and phone sessions.

Message to clients

People seek therapy for all sorts of reasons. Often the impetus is some kind of pain and suffering. Relationships are rocky, life feels overwhelming, a difficult life event or transition has occurred.

You don't have to wait until a crisis hits. I invite you to reach out now, regardless of where you’re at, so that you can begin to learn more about yourself and your life story. And so that you can begin to feel better.

Regardless of why people seek therapy, each person is hoping for relief. And that is exactly where I can help.

As with many things in life, sometimes the hardest part is making the decision to get started and then taking the plunge. Sometimes we humans resist change, even when it’s necessary. This is why reaching out to get going can feel like such a big hurdle. I encourage you to make the call anyway.

I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive environment. I aim for you to feel seen and heard. My style is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. My approach is relational and geared toward helping you actualize your potential and live your life authentically.

We simply can’t face life’s biggest trials alone. Together, we can join forces on this awesome adventure of really getting to know YOU. It's time for you to live a more rich, full, and meaningful existence and my therapy practice exists to support that very endeavor.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist

Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, Certificate in Psychoanalysis (in progress), 2022
California Institute of Integral Studies, Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Research, 2019
Stanford University, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education // Compassion Cultivation Training, 2014
New York University, MSW, 2012


California: 72238




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Julia Lehrman is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $300

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week