Julie  Alley
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Julie Alley

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana Accepting Online
Metairie Waitlist In-person

Online sessions available in Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana

Updated October 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Julie Alley, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose primary location is in Metairie, Louisiana where she sees clients in person, as well as virtually. Ms. Alley is also licensed in Mississippi and in Florida, and she conducts sessions with clients via virtual therapy in those two states.

Ms. Alley treats clients ages 13+ who present with myriad of issues they want to deal with, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, couples' issues, grief/loss, adjustment issues, self-confidence, communication, women's issues, dealing with breast cancer, other women's issues, etc.

Ms. Alley uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, among other modalities, to help her clients get through, process, heal, improve situations for which they present to counseling. Ms. Alley promotes clients to be themselves in therapy, know they are going to be listened to, heard, and respected as every person deserves. Ms. Alley has been through some of the same things her clients have experienced, which she feels helps her relate to her clients and vice versa, and makes her a better counselor. She uses empathy, compassion, encouragement, as well as direct communication with her clients who Ms. Alley feels are the directors of their own lives.

Ms. Alley has worked in an inpatient psychiatric facility, a neurologic rehabilitation facility, a public school system, and, most recently and presently, in individual practice. Ms. Alley has had multiple jobs before becoming a counselor, and this is what she was meant to do. There is nothing else she can picture as a career for herself that would better suit.


Message to clients

I love to help my clients work through difficult situations/issues, then improve their lives with the new skills needed to empower themselves and lead the lives they want.

I am a very down-to-earth, understanding, comforting person/counselor with a history of trauma, loss/grief, single parenting after divorce, domestic violence, family dysfunction, anxiety, depression, and breast cancer. I say this not for sympathy but to let you know that I am not coming from just an academically-trained. I have been where a lot of you are or experienced what a lot of you have experienced.

I had my own therapy after my mother was murdered by my stepfather (again, not for sympathy). It began my journey of processing traumas, dysfunction, low self-esteem, and much more. There is a saying, "The best counselors have their own counselors," something to that effect.

I found a few wonderful counselors over the years who really helped me, and I want to help my clients in the same way. I understand, and I want you to understand, that clients need to relate to and trust their counselor. I would love to help, and I hope we would click. However, I will always want the best for my clients, including if they decide to find another counelor for a better fit.

Lastly, I am here if you need me and if you feel I can help you! That simple This is about you, not me.


Specialties

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

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - 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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in FL, MS, LA)
  • GEHA (in-network in FL, MS, LA)
  • Meritain Health (in-network in FL, MS, LA)
  • Optum (in-network in FL, MS, LA)
  • UMR (in-network in FL, MS, LA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in FL, MS, LA)
  • United Healthcare Shared Services (in-network in FL, MS, LA)

Julie Alley is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • AARP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Medicare


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Initial session: $200 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (55min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
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
Therapist's note

***I am not accepting Medicaid at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience!


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 7pmCST
  • Tue 11am - 7pmCST
  • Wed 11am - 7pmCST
  • Thu 11am - 7pmCST
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Mississippi)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Louisiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Metairie practice
4433 St. Martin St, Metairie, Louisiana 70006
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 7pmCST
  • Tue 11am - 7pmCST
  • Wed 11am - 7pmCST
  • Thu 11am - 7pmCST
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years


Our Lady of the Lake University, MSW, 2014
Southeastern Louisiana University, BSW, 2009


Licensure

Florida: 190

Mississippi: C10161

Louisiana: 10852


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Very responsive, kind and caring. I'm having my first appointment with her tomorrow."
- Zencare client • September 2023