Julia works in Pasadena, California in a private practice she calls Walk It Out Therapy. She is a firm believer in the body and mind being connected and therefore walking and talking is her way of conducting sessions. How fun to be outside! If walking isn't for you, she also conducts telehealth sessions. She is available Monday-Friday for walking sessions or telehealth sessions, 8am-6pm.
Primary clientele are college age to adult women experiencing disordered eating, body image dissatisfaction, low self-esteem, anxiety, or general trouble adjusting to life transitions. In college and just out of college Julia dealt with her own eating disorder and panic disorder, which led her to find a therapist that changed her life and in turn Julia set out to become that person for someone else.
With her own personal experience as well as schooling and training, Julia uses an eclectic approach to treatment. She practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporate concepts from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Mindfulness training. Because the body and mind are so connected, she'll often ask you to check in with how your body feels at certain times during a session. She likes to give you tangible tools to take away and build up your own kit of coping skills for life beyond therapy.
She has previously worked as a therapist an adolescent group home, a comprehensive DBT practice, a high school, and has led anger management groups. While doing all of that she was building her practice and is now thriving as she gets to connect with so many women and help them rebuild and restore their health and happiness.
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
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
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Julia Maestas is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Walk It Out Therapy (Private Practice), 2014 - Present
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Pacific, MA, Clinical Psychology, 2014
Baylor University, BA, PR and Journalism, 2010