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Julie Kahler(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
Life transitions- Work stress- Relationship issues- Anxiety - Depression- Trauma-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Dr. Julie Kahler is a Psychologist in Oregon. Dr. Kahler has over 15 years experience in the field of psychology, and has worked across academic and healthcare systems and as an independent practitioner. She specializes in helping ambitious and driven individuals as they navigate difficult transitions. Her clients feel unsure about their next steps, and going through their options feels overwhelming. They face work stress due to career progression, retirement, divorce, and other major changes in their lives. They seek therapy because they feel that their current coping strategies aren’t helping them and they want to find ways to work through their emotions.

Dr. Kahler is passionate about bringing the latest psychology and psychotherapy research into her work with clients. As a researcher, she’s dedicated to evidence-based practice, and utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients learn more about their thoughts, values, and inner emotions. For clients who are going through existential crises, depression, anxiety, or grief because of life transitions, she provides an empathetic space to talk through the impacts of change and how to cope with those difficult emotions.

Dr. Kahler views herself as a consultant. She provides helpful and informed guidance as clients navigate their lives, and she offers tools and strategies that, when implemented, can have a meaningful and lasting impact. As a therapist, she’s collaborative and curious as she creates individualized treatment plans for her clients.

Message to clients

Something I love about my work is watching my clients learn to trust themselves again. People often say they feel stressed and exhausted. Of course they do! Life transitions, loss, relationships, and career stress can bring up life’s big questions, and can contribute to confusion and dissatisfaction, leading to doubting yourself and feeling stuck in inaction. But as we put difficult emotions into context together, there is a shift toward enhanced self-empowerment as we explore how these emotions are signals for changes you want to make. I deeply enjoy helping my clients to hear themselves more clearly and take action.

Modern life is complex and can be complicated to navigate. Instead of languishing, you deserve to flourish. I work collaboratively with clients to empower them to live happier, healthier, more productive lives. So let’s connect by scheduling a free consult, or through my website (drjuliekahler) to see if we would be a good match and to learn how to feel more confident and successful at handling whatever life brings your way.


Oregon: 3259




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

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating, exploring how family dynamics impact our current relationships, learn to communicate and assert boundaries

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse. Complex Trauma is addressed if applicable.


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

Locations & Hours

I am accepting new clients. I offer early mornings (7am, 8am), daytime, evenings (Tues&Th), and Saturday(11am-2pm) appointments.


  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$215 (60min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

If you are using Out-of-Network benefits, I use Mentaya to help you submit claims weekly. Check your Out-of-Network benefits for free by scrolling down to the bottom of my "Talk Therapy" page on my website.

Visit my website at drjuliekahler dot com for more information