Julie  Kramer
Vetted

Julie Kramer

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Waitlist Online
Huntington Beach Waitlist In-person
Updated September 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent mental health
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Dissociative disorders
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics

Professional statement

Julie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Huntington Beach. She enjoys working with children, teens, and adults who have experienced trauma of all kinds. Trauma can make life feel extra hard; it is not always the big, news-making events. Trauma can also be seemingly small events that stack up over a lifetime. Either way, it impacts the way we see ourselves and the world around us.

Julie’s therapeutic approach reflects her personality – slightly irreverent, forthright, non-judgmental, and hopeful. She enjoys making authentic connections with people because she knows connection can enable healing. She believes there is incredible power in sharing lived experiences and working alongside another person. Most importantly, she is committed to supporting you to find healing at a root level. She knows you are the expert on your own life. While she can provide space and tools to use for healing, she recognizes the true work and accomplishment of healing, of making sense of trauma, is your own.

Julie is certified in EMDR and uses a trauma-informed approach. She holds space for people of ALL (or no) spiritual practices. She is absolutely LGBTQ+ affirming and has experience working with people across the gender and sexuality spectrums.

Julie provides therapy in person Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays while Tuesday is reserved for online sessions. Her office building has plenty of free parking.


Message to clients

I do therapy because I get to see real change and relief in people’s lives. That is an honor and a privilege I do not take lightly. I know the impact trauma (both big and little) can have on our lives. I also know that while trauma can shape us, it does not have to define us.

I love working with people who are motivated to participate in therapy. In working with me, you’ve got a partner who is excited to come alongside you, encourage you, and provide the space your brain needs to make sense of what’s happened in your life. I use EMDR in one way or another with most of my clients because it takes the sting out of trauma. When this happens, it enables you to move past the trauma. As that sting lessens, you’ll live more freely in the positive truths about yourself and take back the power in your own story. You’re the hero; I’m the sidekick.

I often use a framework that takes into account the “little selves” inside of us - those younger versions of us that show up when we’re agitated, stressed, or overwhelmed. Some clients love this while others find it a little too strange - I’m okay with that and I’m going to work with you in a way that fits you! If you’re interested in therapy with me, send me an e-mail. Let’s see if we’re a good fit!


Specialties

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

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

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.

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, and anxiety and/or depression.

Dissociative disorders - Support processing and coping with painful or overwhelming emotions and reducing experiences of detachment from one’s reality, emotions, memory, and body. Increase the amount of working together within your internal system.

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges. Letters for hormones or surgery.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Julie Kramer is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Longer sessions, if desired: $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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am-3pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Huntington Beach practice
16052 Beach Boulevard, Suite 214, Huntington Beach, California 92647
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 9am-4pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-1pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

For The Child, Therapist, 2010 - 2015

Fuller, MSMFT, 2009


Licensure

California: 86231


Languages

English