Julie  Remala-Hanley
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Julie Remala-Hanley

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Updated February 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Women's issues
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Julie Remala-Hanley is a therapist located in Pasadena. She works primarily with adult women and the issues that impact them. Many of Julie’s clients come in to address anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and maternal mental health. Julie is particularly passionate about serving peripartum and postpartum women as they navigate through the largest transitions of their lives. She also has advanced training in the area of eating disorders.

Julie is trained in psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy, and CBT. In session, Julie focuses on examining the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that have helped clients make sense of the world and how they have impacted relationships with self and others. Julie also works with clients on breathing, grounding, orienting, and paying attention to the body's signals to help regulate uncomfortable emotions. This mind and body approach supports clients in modifying patterns that are causing them distress.

Julie's style is warm, authentic, and direct. When clients first start therapy, focus will be on creating a relationship where client and therapist both feel safe to show up as themselves. Julie strongly believes that the healing power of therapy lies in the connection.

Julie received two Masters degrees from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She has worked at all levels of care as a program therapist and clinical supervisor at Reasons Eating Disorder Center. Outside of private practice, she loves spending time going on adventures with her daughter and husband. Julie currently offers online therapy but will be transitioning back to some in-person sessions when it is safe to do so.


Message to clients

Life is hard. We are not born knowing how to regulate our feelings, communicate effectively, or set healthy boundaries. Sometimes we need some help to learn how to be in the world in a way that feels safe, empowered, and free.

I am passionate about helping women grow into more of themselves. Doing the work of healing can be scary business, but I believe that having a supportive and safe space to explore your inner life is the key to success. I strive to create an environment of acceptance, authenticity, and laughter. I will work hard to make sure you feel seen and heard, but also challenged. I love what I do and feel deeply honored to walk beside women on their journeys.

I'd love to hear from you! Please reach out if you'd like to chat and see if we're a good fit.


Specialties

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

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Julie Remala-Hanley is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7
  • Tue 10-5
  • Wed 10-5
  • Thu 10-5
  • Fri 10-3
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Reasons Eating Disorder Center, Clinical Supervisor, 2018 - Present
Julie Remala-Hanley, LMFT, Private Practice Therapist, 2017 - Present
Reasons Eating Disorder Center, Residential Program Therapist, 2017 - 2018
Alternative Options Counseling Center, Therapist, 2015 - 2016
Reasons Eating Disorder Center, Inpatient Program Therapist, 2013 - 2015
Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic, Therapist Intern, 2012 - 2013

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, MA in Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2013
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, MA in Psychology, 2011


Licensure

California: 90757


Languages

English