Julia  Maestas
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Julia Maestas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Pasadena Accepting In-person
Updated January 29, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

It's so important to connect with your therapist. I take so much joy in connecting with others and allow you a safe, comfortable space to be vulnerable in. I'm human too, so I like to laugh with you and cry with you. I want therapy to be a positive experience and work hard to collaborate with you on your treatment goals and keep the lines of communication open about what you are liking or disliking about our time together.

It is my job but also my privilege to connect with you and form a therapeutic relationship that you feel like you can be yourself in. I have a no judgment zone policy, as I am not here to do that, but only to listen, empathize, and educate in the hopes that you leave therapy with more self awareness, confidence, and coping skills. Can't wait to meet you!


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Julia Maestas is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna
  • Optum

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Pasadena practice
595 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 412, Pasadena, California 91101
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Therapy (CA)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Walk It Out Therapy (Private Practice), 2014 - Present
Kindful Body, 2020 - Present
The A Treatment Center, Village Counseling and Wellness, Azusa

Pacific, MA, Clinical Psychology, 2014
Baylor University, BA, PR and Journalism, 2010


Languages

English