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Julianne Umbarger is a clinical social worker who works with people who know that something in their life isn’t quite right, but can’t figure out how to resolve it. These individuals, couples, and families often feel as though they’ve tried everything. They are motivated to take control of their lives; they want to see the world around them change. Julianne’s clients might be suffering from difficulties related to anxiety, depression, panic attacks, or grief. Others may be trying to navigate work or school stress, relationship or family stress, behavior management issues, or feeling uncomfortable in their own skin.
Julianne’s treatment approach is guided by meeting her client where they are. Each client is unique and begins therapy at a unique readiness to make changes in their lives. Julianne utilizes elements from various treatment modalities; a customized approach is designed for each client based on their specific needs. During therapy sessions, clients envision what they want their lives to look like in order to identify specific goals for themselves. Clients leave sessions with practical action steps that may help them progress toward achieving their goals. During subsequent sessions, clients report back on their progress, discuss any new challenges since the prior session, and discuss further strategies moving forward. Change happens in layers; many small steps lead to major, lasting outcomes.
Julianne is a listener first. She recognizes that the client is the expert in their own life. Julianne seeks client input when proposing an action step to ensure that the suggestion is reasonable. Julianne envisions herself as the client’s partner in this journey toward change and growth; she seeks to empower clients to be able to solve future problems independently.
Julianne offers face-to-face therapy in her office in downtown Royal Oak and virtual therapy via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
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
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Julianne Umbarger is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Bloomfield Hills Schools, Social Worker, 2021 - Present
Dearborn Public Schools, Social Worker, 2017 - 2021
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Master of Social Work, 2017
State of Michigan, Licensed Master Social Worker, 2017
Wayne State University - Detroit, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), 2015