Julia  Overlin

Julia Overlin

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC National Certified Counselor, NCC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
San Diego Accepting In-person

Available slots range from 10am and 7pm Sunday through Friday for those who work and prefer weekends! :)

Updated January 5, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Loss and grief
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-acceptance

Professional statement

Julia Overlin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Diego, CA, and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through National Board of Certified Counselors. In her practice, she's been able to help many who've found it difficult to speak to anyone before about their mental health issues, suffering from debilitating anxiety and shyness, after carrying the weight of the issues around for years it was not until they met with Julia that they were able to move past it, many have confided in her. She frequently works with clients managing anxiety, including social anxiety.

Julia has worked with a diverse clientele and is LGBTQIA affirming. Her office is located at 266 S Magnolia Avenue, Suite 201, El Cajon, CA 92020. For those needing ADA accessibility, because office is on 2nd level, accommodations can been made to meet with them at library across the street for ease of parking and access, in a reserved room as needed. She is also accessible for remote Telehealth sessions once a relationship has been established and determined to be a good fit for this modality.

Message to clients

Imagine feeling in control of your life again and confident in yourself to leave your house and not worry about what others think about you. Imagine feeling able to manage your emotions enough to get through a whole day and not feel controlled by them. Imagine having your life back. It’s possible. One of the hardest things about finding a therapist is the concern about feeling judged for needing help. Know that my role is only in empowering you to remember what you are capable of, and I do so from a very supportive and nonjudgmental approach. Let's explore together what is blocking you from feeling able to fix this on your own.

My approach is meant to create a safe space in which you feel comfortable processing the feelings that have been preventing you from achieving your goals for yourself. I help you achieve those short-term goals that bring you here, while planting seeds of empowerment so that one day you will feel self-confident and capable on your own once again.

Over the years I've had many clients from a variety of backgrounds let me know they have found me to be the "safest" and "easiest person to talk to" about uncomfortable things. I am just one human doing my best to help other humans through their own Life journey. Shoot a message or call w/ any questions you may have. Free 15 min ph consults. LBTQIA affirming.


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

Social anxiety - Skill-building to increase interpersonal efficacy and decrease discomfort in social settings; boosting self-esteem

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

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


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


  • Aetna
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • GEHA
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $170 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $170
  • Initial session: $225 (90min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Any insurance I am out-of-network with will be requiring you pay out-of-pocket and I can provide you superbill for reimbursement.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10:00am-7:00pm

San Diego practice
266 S Magnolia Avenue, Suite #203, El Cajon, California 92020
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10:00am-7:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2020 - Present
Maria Sardinas Wellness Recovery Center, 2016 - 2020

Capella University, MS, Mental Health Counseling, 2016
Ashford University, BA, Psychology, 2010


California: 7467



Client testimonials

"she's amazing! she is so sweet and very understanding. Her homework is super helpful . I appreciate her paying attention to detail and remembering things about me."
- Zencare client • October 2022
"The screening was a very easy call and process, I felt like Julia heard and understood me and what I was looking for in a therapist without pressuring me, she explained her methods well and I signed up to be a client the next day!"
- Zencare client • March 2022
"Julia was very friendly and easy to talk to!"
- Zencare client • July 2021
"Julia was insightful, kind, and professional."
- Zencare client • January 2021