Julie Blythe, Therapist in Illinois — Zencare
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Julie Blythe

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Grow Therapy
Illinois Not Accepting Online

I have recently obtained my certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am also certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional.

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Illinois therapists on Zencare.

Updated November 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression

Professional statement

Julie Blythe is a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois, but her journey started as an OB/Gyne/NICU and Pediatric RN helping families whose babies did not survive. Having a baby is a joyful thing until it goes wrong. She worked with these families in the hospital and ran a monthly SHARE group and a Pregnancy After Loss group. 

In her practice, she sees adults and children aged ten and up.

Julie is happy to include your spirituality in therapy, but you will be the one who brings it up. Some clients may be nervous that she is an ordained minister, but rest assured, you take the lead on any discussions about religion or spirituality. 

She treats people with the following: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar I and II, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD, Adjustment Disorder, and Panic Disorder, among other conditions. 

If you choose to see Julie as a therapist, you will find that she is a warm, caring person. She will tailor your therapy to your condition and life situation and does her best to be available to clients during business hours and emergencies. 

Clients can expect to learn and use new coping skills to help them handle and function with their mental health and life issues. You will take away new knowledge about your conditions, including better ways to function with those conditions.

Julie uses a variety of methods and tools with her clients depending on what their needs are. She uses Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and other therapy methods.

As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional II, Julie’s specialty is working with clients who have experienced trauma. She has worked with many people dealing with sexual trauma and domestic violence, foster kids coping with trauma, and women who have been sex trafficked.


Message to clients

Hi.

Thank you for visiting my site.

I work Tuesday through Thursday with Mondays and Fridays for emergencies or overflow in a particular week. I am available to my clients via phone, text and email. It is my belief that our crises do not happen the day before our appointments but usually they happen in between appointments. I want to be available for my clients when they need help, so I am available for emergencies every day.

I hope that you will consider me as your therapist. I am client centered and do my best to work with you on your priority issues. I look forward to the opportunity to talk with you.


Specialties

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

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • Loyola University Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • University of Illinois Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

I am willing to see clients on a cash/self pay basis. My rates are on a sliding scale $50-$100.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Not 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 7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Julie Blythe Therapy, Therapist, 2021 - Present

PESI, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-II, 2022
PESI, Certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, 2022
Simmons University, Masters in Social Work, 2018
PESI, Certified Trauma Professional - I, 2018
Eden Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, 2003
Iowa Central Community College, Associates Degree in Nursing, 1987
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bachelor's in Religion/ Secondary Music, 1982


Licensure

Illinois: 149023022


Languages

English